Sunday, 19 June 2016

Delamere 2014 Chardonnay

This is a quintessentially modern-style Tassie chardonnay from the talented husband-and-wife team of Shane Holloway and Fran Austin from Delamere at Pipers River. Estate made, grown and bottled, it comes from a vintage that produced high-quality fruit in small quantities. This is a wine of impeccable balance. Unmistakably cool-climate chardonnay, it offers stone fruit and citrus notes, judicious, well-integrated French oak tones and lively acidity. It has undergone wild ferment, partial malo and months of lees stirring that has added complexity without diluting the purity. A wine of exceptional quality, this shines whether you are a sip-and-savour aficionado or like to go the full monty. Top stuff that I want to pair with roast pork and crackling. $45.

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