2017 CHARDONNAY

$384.00 inc GST

The Wine

6 x 750ml bottles / 12.7% Alc/Vol / 7.5 Standard Drinks

Dawson James Chardonnay is sourced from a single patch of I10V5 clone Chardonnay vines that were planted in 2000 on the Far Horse block at Meadowbank. This cool climate site produces flavour ripeness with modest levels of grape sugar. When ripe, the berries display a green-gold lustre, tangy citrus flavours and ripping minerally acidity. This is the foundation for our powerful long-lived and finely structured Chardonnay wines.

Tasting Notes
Coming from a very good vintage, the nose is refined with lemon curd, chamomile flowers and beautifully integrated oak. Chablis-like in structure, the palate is taut with perfect tension between minerally sweet fruit and mouth-watering acidity. A wine destined for long life.

Accolades:
• James Halliday, 97 Points
• Decanter World Wine Awards 2022, 96 points, Gold Award
• Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, 96 points, Gold & Trophy
• Huon Hooke Real Review, 95 Points, 5 Gold Stars

THE VINEYARD

The Chardonnay and Pinot vineyard patches selected by Dawson James were planted in 1989. Consequently vine-age plays an important part in the development of flavour and the balance of the fruit.