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Mudgee White Wine Mixed Case Tasting Notes
2016 Chardonnay Tasting Notes
The fruit from this Chardonnay is from the top of the vineyard where it is more elevated and well drained and soils are lighter – volcanic red clay and basalt and quartz. The vines are more desiccated and struggling and the fruit develops a very unique floral perfume that seems to be geographical on this location where even the grasses, herbs and flowers smell sweet this way.
The wine displays very subtle notes of white blossom, vanilla, sandalwood spice, marshmallow, white plum, cream bun, pear drop and earl grey while being firm and citrus-like in acid on the palate. It’s a fantastic subtle chardonnay that allows food to express itself wonderfully.
2016 White Grape Blend Tasting Notes
This is a smooth white blend of cofermented Semillon (80%) and Viognier (20%) with 7 days of skin contacted with stems. Ageing was half in tank on Sur lees and half old oak with regular lees-stirring allowing for full malolactic to give the creamy-fruity finish that is rounded and soft but is rich on the palate.
The nose is immediately arresting with fresh zesty herbaceous flavours of pine cone, lemon leaf, mineral seaspray, passionfruit, sweet basil and apricot. The palate is smooth, oily and creamy but rich with vibrant fruity passionfruit, lemon drop confection and white plum with vibrant refreshing acid and medium weight.
2015 Chardonnay Tasting Notes
This chardonnay was made in a light gentle style to be delicate and food friendly expressing notes of apple, pear drop, and white blossom. The palate is subtle and light but with firm tannins and delicate notes of white fruits, green apple skin, pear drop candy, Chinese yellow plum, earl grey and subtle melon.
The acid on the palate gives a firmness to the palate but makes this chardonnay is to be enjoyed with food. Its subtle flavours are perfect to be enjoyed with foods as it won’t overpower foods but partner them.
2014 Chardonnay Tasting Notes
This chardonnay was made in an old-world creation style, of fermenting on skins for 9, 11 and 21 days then pressed off into 50% new French and Hungarian and old French Oak barrels for 21 months. Wine was not filtered or fined, just barrels blended then bottled so Sur-lees ageing will continue in the bottle to produce the signature biscuity-nougat and plump fruit and nuts character that will continue for a decade or more.
This wine is rich, creamy and thick with incredible depth and flavour – this is not your usual chardonnay, and was never meant to be. Aromas of glace pineapple and mango, roasted nuts and brioche on the nose deliver much of the same on the palate along with subtle citric fruit notes of tangerine peel and rock melon and mandarin juice along with honey, nougat and jasmine tea.