Taylor Made

Chardonnay 2017

This Chardonnay is well balanced with citrus and white peach characters, creamy undertones from oak maturation and a long satisfying finish.

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Region Adelaide Hills
Colour At release, the wine has a vibrant straw colour with a subtle green tinge to the edge.
Nose There are fresh citrus and stone fruit aromas with hints of tropical fruit. A subtle flinty, gun smoke character combines well with sweet spice and savoury oak from the oak maturation.
Palate This is a wine with great delicacy showcasing white stone-fruit flavours along with attractive subtle brioche character. The barrel fermentation brings a delightful creaminess to the mid-palate. Overall, the wine is beautifully balanced with well integrated oak acting in support of the fruit and the tight acidity ensuring freshness. The length is superb and the wine finishes with enjoyable persistence.
Oak Maturation French oak was employed for its ability to deliver subtle savoury nut characters and a degree of elegance and length to the palate. After a short period maturing in oak, the wine was blended, filtered and bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a short term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 13
Acid: 6.58
Residual Sugar: 1.3
Wine Type: White
Wine Body: Medium
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2019
  • Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Chardonnay Du Monde
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • The Asian Chardonnay Masters
  • Bronze
  • Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com

    Jun 2019
    90 Points
    A fresh array of melon and peach aromas, nicely threaded with some mealy notes. The palate has a smoothly rendered feel. Neat and balanced. Drink now. Screw cap.
  • David Bicknell, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Aug 2019
    85 points
    Quartz-green. White stone fruit and baby pine, spice presumably from the French oak and an undercurrent of yeastiness and lactic malo inputs.