Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Scarborough Wine Co The Obsessive Chardonnay 2016


Hunter Valley Chardonnay seems to fall in the shadow of the region's leading lights Semillon and Shiraz. The team at Scarborough have three great Chardonnays in their range, all showing a unique take on this prized variety. The Obsessive is the flagship and it's damn fantastic.

Picked on 3 February 2016 and bottled August 2017. Free run juice was fermented, and once a third of the way through, it was then transferred to new French oak where it got comfy for 15 months - stirred every three to four weeks.

A generous and persistent style. Get knee-deep in barbecued peach, white-fleshed nectarine, touches of pineapple and caramel hints. Lick the lips with buttered toast and nougat feels with a deft sprinkle of spice. A beautiful mouthfeel with mouth-filling texture strokes at your satisfaction levels. That super long peachy finish has me queuing up for more. A fabulous Chardonnay indeed.

Drink now to eight years.

94/100

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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