2015 Blanc de Blancs

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92 Points – 2022 Halliday Wine Companion

bottle (s)
  • Colour:

    Vibrant gold with a fine bead

  • Nose:

    Delicate lemon peel with a whisper of toast

  • Palate:

    Fresh citrus flavours in the foreground supported by more complex toasty brioche characters and a crisp, lingering finish

  • Source:

    Winbirra Vineyard, Upper Hunter

  • Vinification:

    Base wine cool fermented in stainless steel in January, gently fined, filtered and sent to bottle for secondary fermentation (methode champenoise) in August, 2015

  • Blending:

    N/A

  • Aging:

    4 years on secondary ferment lees in bottle

  • Bottling:

    Our 1st disgorgement of the 2015, on the 19th, July 2019

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
100% Chardonnay12.0%5 years19th January, 2015N/A3.077.5

2015 followed the highly acclaimed 2014 vintage producing an abundant harvest. Early season rain events gave way to a warm, dry ripening period typified by consistent and even temperatures, delivering classic medium bodied wines typical of the Hunter Valley style.

2022 Halliday Wine Companion Review

Plenty of autolytic complexity: dried hay, oatmeal, brioche, porcini and umami. Attractive. Toasty. Sex appeal, as a result. Some pithy stone fruit and citrus marmalade notes to boot. Picked on acidity, to be sure. Some green notes, supporting. Yet this is round, creamy and inviting. Plenty to like.

Ned Goodwin, Published 13 August 2021