Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Coppabella of Tumbarumba Sirius Chardonnay 2017
Siriusly (pun intended) good Chardonnay. I couldn't stop at one glass post-tasting. From the foothills of the Snowy Mountains comes this Single Vineyard Chardonnay perched in one of the coldest viticultural sites in Australia. The fruit for this wine used to be sold off to Penfolds for Yattarna but now all the Block 20 fruit goes exclusively to this label.
Concentrated, persistent and layered summarise it best. Lemon juice, white-fleshed nectarines and beautifully balanced oak take the main stage. Whiffs of oyster shell hum in the background. A fine thread of spice winds its way through and hangs long. The concentration of fruit is what I keep coming back for more. Time in the glass keeps peeling back interest. Grapefruit acidity to finish and tantalise. All up, superb Chardonnay.
Drink now to eight years.
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