Saturday, 23 April 2016

Over the Way Grampians Chardonnay 2015

Over the Way is a label made by fellow wine scribe Patrick Ecklel and this is his best offering thus far from the wines I have seen. Well, in my opinion anyway. His range of wines currently numbers five and he draws fruit from Grampians, Heathcote, Sunbury and Macedon Ranges currently producing 4000 odd bottles.

This Chardonnay is a solid package. Barrel fermented with nine months on lees, it is highlighted by white peach, gun powder, whipped butter, spiced vanilla oak, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Citrusy acidity with an underlying minerality wrap things up.

Delivery is long and satisfying. A wine that certainly grows on you with time in the glass.

The asking price is quite modest too.

Drink now to eight years.

Very good.

Region: Grampians
RRP: $22
Source: Sample

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