Winemakers Selection 'Chardonnay' (12 bottles)
Winemakers Selection 'Chardonnay'
A fine selection of some of the winemaker’s favourite wines over the years, both young and old. It contains six Chardonnay from a variety of different vintages, each selected for their unique flavour profile and ageing ability. The Winemakers Selection pack also gives you the opportunity to taste through the development of our wines in the cellar.
"Bright straw-green; a vibrant a la mode chardonnay that the Hunter Valley can do so well, making wines that appear cool climate in style. The accent is on grapefruit/white peach flavours underpinned by bright acidity and integrated French oak." - James Halliday 2018
The Maluna Chardonnay shows intense and powerful citrus fruit aromas with integrated and complex wild ferment characters. Grapefruit dominates the citrus spectrum with background struck match and subtle oak. The palate is tight and fine with plenty of depth and complexity. Mandarin and orange blossom full the flavour profile with fine acidity giving length and persistence.
Dry and warm conditions resulted in early harvesting of this fruit. Lifted citrus fruit aromatics and wild fermentation characters have combined to produce depth and complexity. A fine acid balance typical of this vineyard gives the wine length and persistence.
2x 2009 Eagles Rest Flat Block Chardonnay
A mild growing season and early harvest have ensured well balanced and refined wines with great acidity. Subtle and elegant citrus and stone fruit aromas are interwoven with slate like minerality. This wine glides across the palate with lightness and finesse. The lacy acidity accentuating the delicate citrus fruit flavours. This Chardonnay will retain brightness and fruit depth while developing over the medium term.
A blend from 4 of the best Chardonnay blocks on the estate with each blocks different aspect and soil profile contributing to its unique character. Clear grapefruit and citrus blossom aromas fill the nose with subtle among and mineral flint adding complexity and depth to the bouquet. It is soft and refined with citrus flavors focusing to a limey finish. Fine acid and subtle oak ensure balance and texture through the length of the wine.
2x 2008 Eagles Rest Estate Chardonnay
Drought breaking rains in the winter of 2007 made for a bountiful and high quality harvest. Refined, delicate citrus characters fill the nose with plenty of lime and fig primary lift. There is a hint of smoky toast adding complexity. The palate is soft and well rounded with a good acid line providing length and persistence. Some subtle citrus flavour carries through to the long defined finish. Some almost Corton or Chablis-esk characters.