Fresh white peach, melon and citrus aromas with a hint of new oak
Delicate flavours of melon and lime, balanced by subtle oak and a long finish
2018 Chardonnay$28.00 non member price
90 Points – 2022 Halliday Wine Companion
Bimbadgen’s McDonalds Road Vineyard and Winbirra Vineyard
Fruit was crushed and juice settled before transferring into oak puncheons and barriques. Fermentation on lees to add texture and depth. Lees stirring monthly.
10 months in new and old French oak
11th November 2018
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Chardonnay||12.9%||5 + years||14th - 27th Jan 2018||100% French||3.27||6.3g/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