Shingleback Kiss Me Kate Chardonnay 2015

86% sourced from Woodside, Adelaide Hills and the rest from McLaren Vale. 25% Fermentation in stainless steel and the rest in new and 1 year old French oak. I first saw this wine last year and reviewed for the Queensland Times, but it turned up from Shingleback again recently as part of their “Pick” older vintage releases to their cellar club members. Most of my original note still stands, but a year later the richness is building further.

Shingleback, Kiss Me Kate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, 2015

One for the lovers of a ripe rich style of chardonnay. Aromas of ripe peaches, grapefruit, wheat germ and nougat. Big flavours with plenty of peaches and white nectarine, barley water and creaming soda like vanilla oak. Good phenolics from the barrel work and giving a smear of buttery richness while still finishing quite clean with Adelaide Hills green apple acidity.

RRP: $25
Alc: 12.8%
Rating: 17/20

Wine sample courtesy of Shingleback

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