Home Directions +61 3 5957 3510
Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  SubTotal $0.00

View Cart

 

2014 Estate Chardonnay

2014 Estate Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Harvest Date
12 - 26 Feb 2014
pH
3.20
Alcohol %
12.5
James Halliday
95

2014 Estate Chardonnay

Made with the same approach as the Reserve wine, the differences in this wine result from some tank fermentation as well as a selection of different barrels and fruit parcels than those used to make the Reserve Chardonnay.

The wine has grapefruit and lemon zest aromas with underlying notes of cashew nuts. The palate has a creamy yet fine texture derived from 10 months on lees and a lovely drive with persistence of flavour. With oak and tank maturation, the wine shows an elegant complexity with appealing freshness.

Site selection: Fruit for the Estate wine was sourced from 10-27 year-old vines across various blocks. The TarraWarra Estate vineyard has a northerly aspect across high sloping hill-sides, which provides good drainage and air circulation. 

The grapes are all hand harvested at approximately seven tonnes per hectare.

Vintage notes: The 2014 vintage was very low yielding due to poor weather during spring flowering.  The ripening period was relatively warm,  however night temperatures were well below average. This combination aids ripening while retaining acid in the fruit.  Careful vineyard management gives the fruit the qualities that are a hallmark of TarraWarra Estate Chardonnay.


Reviews:

JAMES HALLIDAY Wine Companion 2017
As the winemaking would suggest, the clear emphasis here is on fruit and freshness. It has a slatey, white peach and lemon character, a chalky dryness then fitting in with the general theme. It's both reserved and classy at once; it will build given extra time in the bottle. Quality is a given. 95/100

REGAN DREW Vino Notebook, 14 Jun 2016
Mushy figs, creamy nut butter richness, held in check with tension, like the wine is waiting to exhale. Yellowstone fruit provides the release. Crunchy acid just cuts through biscuity lees and lemon cream. Grapefruit and fig work together to round out the fruit flavours. A very good wine, but I can’t help but want a little more pure fruit driving through.

RICK ALLEN 5 Kick Ass Chardonnays, 14 May 2016
Different in style to the other two, but no less appealing. This Yarra Valley offering has more curves, not exactly older-style, but it's a nod in that direction. Flesh on the bone, let's say. From a tough challenging vintage too, if I'm not mistaken, but nonetheless eminently drinkable. Flavours of pears, grapefruit and some nutty complexity topped off by citrussy acid. It's a generous burst of flavour in the mouth, but precise in its style. We admit it, we knocked the bottle over in one sitting and enjoyed every sip. Really good value here.

WINSOR DOBBIN Wine of the Week, 15 Mar 2016
Chardonnay is the king of white grapes. No argument. There is no grape variety to match it when it is handled well, and Clare Halloran and her team at TarraWarra Estate in the Yarra Valley have handled this wine very deftly. Rarely nowadays am I tempted by more than a glass or two of any one wine, but this bottle is empty as I write my notes. It is a wine of impeccable balance with a very high quaffability factor. It is a combination of barrel and tank fermented parcels and has classic cool-climate zingy citrus on the nose; impressive textural interest after 10 months on lees, cashew nut nuances and plenty of length and drive. A poor man's village Burgundy if you like; but I do like this very much. Drink now. Drink lightly chilled; pair with barbecued prawns or old-fashioned roast pork. Great value, too.

In Stock
Add To Cart
$28.00
 
SKU: 14TCCH
Add To Cart
$168.00
/ Case of 6
 

2014 Estate Chardonnay

2014 Estate Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Harvest Date
12 - 26 Feb 2014
pH
3.20
Alcohol %
12.5
James Halliday
95

2014 Estate Chardonnay

Made with the same approach as the Reserve wine, the differences in this wine result from some tank fermentation as well as a selection of different barrels and fruit parcels than those used to make the Reserve Chardonnay.

The wine has grapefruit and lemon zest aromas with underlying notes of cashew nuts. The palate has a creamy yet fine texture derived from 10 months on lees and a lovely drive with persistence of flavour. With oak and tank maturation, the wine shows an elegant complexity with appealing freshness.

Site selection: Fruit for the Estate wine was sourced from 10-27 year-old vines across various blocks. The TarraWarra Estate vineyard has a northerly aspect across high sloping hill-sides, which provides good drainage and air circulation. 

The grapes are all hand harvested at approximately seven tonnes per hectare.

Vintage notes: The 2014 vintage was very low yielding due to poor weather during spring flowering.  The ripening period was relatively warm,  however night temperatures were well below average. This combination aids ripening while retaining acid in the fruit.  Careful vineyard management gives the fruit the qualities that are a hallmark of TarraWarra Estate Chardonnay.


Reviews:

JAMES HALLIDAY Wine Companion 2017
As the winemaking would suggest, the clear emphasis here is on fruit and freshness. It has a slatey, white peach and lemon character, a chalky dryness then fitting in with the general theme. It's both reserved and classy at once; it will build given extra time in the bottle. Quality is a given. 95/100

REGAN DREW Vino Notebook, 14 Jun 2016
Mushy figs, creamy nut butter richness, held in check with tension, like the wine is waiting to exhale. Yellowstone fruit provides the release. Crunchy acid just cuts through biscuity lees and lemon cream. Grapefruit and fig work together to round out the fruit flavours. A very good wine, but I can’t help but want a little more pure fruit driving through.

RICK ALLEN 5 Kick Ass Chardonnays, 14 May 2016
Different in style to the other two, but no less appealing. This Yarra Valley offering has more curves, not exactly older-style, but it's a nod in that direction. Flesh on the bone, let's say. From a tough challenging vintage too, if I'm not mistaken, but nonetheless eminently drinkable. Flavours of pears, grapefruit and some nutty complexity topped off by citrussy acid. It's a generous burst of flavour in the mouth, but precise in its style. We admit it, we knocked the bottle over in one sitting and enjoyed every sip. Really good value here.

WINSOR DOBBIN Wine of the Week, 15 Mar 2016
Chardonnay is the king of white grapes. No argument. There is no grape variety to match it when it is handled well, and Clare Halloran and her team at TarraWarra Estate in the Yarra Valley have handled this wine very deftly. Rarely nowadays am I tempted by more than a glass or two of any one wine, but this bottle is empty as I write my notes. It is a wine of impeccable balance with a very high quaffability factor. It is a combination of barrel and tank fermented parcels and has classic cool-climate zingy citrus on the nose; impressive textural interest after 10 months on lees, cashew nut nuances and plenty of length and drive. A poor man's village Burgundy if you like; but I do like this very much. Drink now. Drink lightly chilled; pair with barbecued prawns or old-fashioned roast pork. Great value, too.

In Stock
Add To Cart
$28.00
 
SKU: 14TCCH
Add To Cart
$168.00
/ Case of 6