Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay 2018


Recommended Retail Price - $20

A cool climate and complex Chardonnay, which has been barrel fermented in French oak, 33% of which was new. Complexity was enhanced by natural ferment, some juice solids during fermentation and leaving the wine on yeast lees in barrel for 10 months.

94 points - James Halliday


Colour: Straw coloured.

Bouquet: An extremely complex and layered chardonnay, exhibiting cool climate fruit characters of pink grapefruit, and nectarine. The French oak is harmoniously integrated into the mealy and struck match complex characters.

Palate: A wine of wonderfully poise and just sings on the palate. It is fresh and vibrant with great complexity and richness. The grapefruit characters flow into the textured and layered mid palate, of crème brulè and mealy notes. The French oak is subtle and well-integrated; the balanced palate is held beautifully together and structured by seamless natural acidity. The complex flavours linger thanks to a long, fine, citrus finish.

Enjoy with a wide range of pasta and white meat dishes.

Will continue to improve and develop complexity with age; cellar for 5 to 8 years.

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