2018 Chardonnay

$28.00 non member price

90 Points – 2022 Halliday Wine Companion

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  • Colour

    Golden straw

  • Nose

    Fresh white peach, melon and citrus aromas with a hint of new oak

  • Palate

    Delicate flavours of melon and lime, balanced by subtle oak and a long finish

  • Source

    Bimbadgen’s McDonalds Road Vineyard and Winbirra Vineyard

  • Vinification

    Fruit was crushed and juice settled before transferring into oak puncheons and barriques. Fermentation on lees to add texture and depth. Lees stirring monthly.

  • Blending


  • Aging

    10 months in new and old French oak

  • Bottling

    11th November 2018

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
Chardonnay12.9%5 + years14th - 27th Jan 2018100% French3.276.3g/L

2018 marked the second consecutive vintage in the Hunter Valley that has produced outstanding wines. A vintage typified by warm, dry conditions, the 2018 growing season was similar to 2017 only more compressed. We made bold picking decisions and have been rewarded with white wines that have retained a delicate line of acidity reflecting true vineyard and varietal character. On first taste of the red wines in barrel, they consistently demonstrate a vibrancy and class last seen in 2014. An exciting Hunter Valley vintage.

2022 Halliday Wine Companion Review

An estate wine made to maximise richness and immediate gratification: barrel fermented and stirred. The textural build obviating the early harvest window. Honeydew melon, white fig and a creamy core of nougat and cashew. A trickle of acidity serving up perk. Plenty to like.

Ned Goodwin, Published 13 August 2021