Tumbarumba is quietly amassing an army of quality chardonnay producers. Wonder what is going to happen next? So much potential. Hopefully not for plunder. Tim Kirk loves great chardonnay so this seems like an apt fit.
the wine gets some slide and juiciness
Flint and slate over green apple and citrussy scents. Also flinty in the palate, almost austere in scratchy mineral character and bristle of zesty acidity, but it has a comely lactic curl that settles in nicely. It’s a decidedly leaner style of chardonnay but born from a cool place and crisp fruit, or so it feels.
Time open and the wine gets some slide and juiciness. Finishes bone dry. I like it.
A stunning edition of this cool-climate chardonnay sourced from an elevated (730m) vineyard and even on the nose it oozes intensity and power. Smells of lemon curd, white peach and flinty, stony reductive notes and really cool, cucumber freshness.
A stunning edition of this cool-climate chardonnay
The palate has a wealth of flesh that is all wrapped together by well-paced crunchy acidity and the right phenolic presence, with the merest hint of toasty oak to close.
Everything is just right here; this is a wine that sits right in the leading edge of modern Australian cool-climate chardonnay. Superb. Drink now.