2019 Chardonnay

$408.00 inc GST

The Wine

6 x 750ml bottles

Tasting Notes
The 2019 Chardonnay is a single vineyard wine, sourced from I10V5 clone Chardonnay vines growing on the Far Horse block of the Meadowbank vineyard in the Derwent Valley in Southern Tasmania. Vines in this block were planted in 2000.

The growing season leading into harvest was warmer and drier than average. Unsettled weather during flowering reduced fruit set and crop load. Weather conditions throughout ripening remained warm and dry resulting in well balanced flavoursome grapes.

The wine is bright with a lifted aroma of lemon peel and curd, nougat and minerally notes. The palate has a fresh citrus tang and creamy texture which is balanced by soft lingering acidity.

In keeping with previous vintages it is destined for long life.


  • 2021 National Wine Show Canberra; GOLD medal – Class 13
  • 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards; GOLD medal
  • 2021 Royal Hobart Wine Show; SILVER medal
  • 2023 International WINE Challenge London; Silver


James Halliday’s TOP 100 2022; 97 Points
“seems to have the secret of eternal youth, poised on the midpoint of citrus (grapefruit) and stone fruit (white peach). High quality French oak has been absorbed into the fabric of the wine”

Decanter World Wine Awards 2023; 95 Points
“Youthful nose with aromas of candied fruit, lemon curd, sage and toasty oak hints. Lovely texture and poise, silky and dense”

Halliday Wine Companion 2024, Dave Brooks; 94 Points
“pure aromas of juicy white peach and citrus fruits. Hints of soft spice and nougat, lights wafts of struck match, marzipan and white flowers too. Tightly coiled with scintillating acidity and a wash of citrus fruits and oatmeal on the long persistent finish.”

International WINE Challenge London 2022; 94 Points
“Cool sleek perfumed green apple aromas, with delicious palate of lemon tart, banana and yoghurt and a touch of toast”


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.