Thursday, 15 February 2018

Allegiance Wines Unity Margaret River Chardonnay 2017


A back label which is inspiring - a tribute to Erik de Haart who survived the Bali bombings in 2002. There's a link for www.donatelife.gov.au there too. Nice touch. Easy to see why it's called the Unity range.

Handpicked Gin Gin clone and fermented in 50% new French oak with the remainder in 2-3 year-old oak.

White stonefruit, raw cashews and a rich creaminess sit front and centre with lemon zest sneaking up behind. The fruit is a touch leaner than expected and rides on the coattails of texture and oak from barrel fermentation. It feels warm in the mouth with a ginger nut biscuit spice. I'd expect more for the money but this will pass the roast chook test.

Drink now to six years.

89/100

Region: Margaret River 
RRP: $60
Source: Sample
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