Heggies Vineyard Estate Chardonnay 2017

While the Heggies Vineyard, 500 metres above sea level in the Eden Valley, is predominantly known for well-aged rieslings, chardonnay is also treated with respect. The wines are crafted by Teresa Heuzenroder.

Heggies Vineyard, Estate, Chardonnay, Eden Valley, 2017

Rich aromas dominate the beginning. Toasty oak with a buttery schmear before the awaited arrival of citrus: Running the spectrum to grapefruit/mandarin, skin primarily, some flesh. Smoke willows. Oak front on the palate: fruit quietened down before narrow, yet long crunchy/waxy texture, almost earthy and briny. Bittersweet citrus juice/acidity to finish. Settle young child and take your time. It seems integration will be coming soon.

RRP: $31
Alc: 12.5%
Rating: 17/20

Wine sample courtesy of Heggies Vineyard 

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