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2023 Hunter Valley Chardonnay

$26.00

Hunter Valley Chardonnay is sourced from a mixture of sites across the Pokolbin area. All of these sites have slightly different microclimates, and each component brings its unique personality to the blend. In the lead up to the 2023 vintage, there was an abundance of rain in spring which gave great soil moisture heading into the dry months of December and January. The harvest period was relatively stress-free without any adverse conditions such as rain or heat. This vintage has produced well balanced, complex wines with fruit purity and is considered to be an exceptional Hunter Valley vintage. Individual Chardonnay blocks were picked and fermented separately in a combination of stainless steel tanks and French oak barriques. No malolactic fermentation, instead, the wine was held on yeast lees to gain complexity and mouthfeel until blending prior to bottling. Textbook modern, medium-bodied Hunter Valley Chardonnay to be enjoyed with a variety of cuisines. The nose shows a great mixture of citrus, white stone fruit, some oak spice as well as just a hint of solids complexity. The palate is robust with great fruit intensity and texture through the mid-palate, with a soft acid finish.

Alcohol – 13.5%
Cellaring – Designed for immediate enjoyment

Reviews

91 Points | Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

The entry level Chardonnay from Tyrrell’s. A little stuck match, pear and apple, some peach, cashew and spice. It’s a juicy affair, melon and pear, with some grapefruity acidity, a flinty/chalky texture, a slight youghourt sourness to it, and a finish of solid length. Flavourome, honest and good. It’s a nice glass of Chardonnay, for sure.

91 Points | Ned Goodwin, James Suckling

Purchased and estate-grown fruit. This is the wine that seasons the new wood for the higher echelon wines up the range. On a side note, each cuvee comes from a separate cooper. 15% new wood, in this instance. A fruit-salad sort of nose, boasting toasted hazelnut, white peach and a whiff of praline. Thoroughly impressive, especially for a wine that kicks off a winning range. Hard to go past at the price. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

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