d’Arenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay 2018

d’Arenberg reach to the cooler climes of the Adelaide Hills alongside their McLaren Vale fruit. 7 months French and American oak.

d’Arenberg, The Olive Grove, Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, 2018

Light gold hue. Keeping with the previous vintages opens to a richer style with plenty of  white stone fruit and sweet vanilla tinged oak. Greengage plum and snow pea herbaceous lines. Biscuit-crust and spicy/sweet/creamy oak with plenty of grip dominate a near full-bodied wine. The palate rich with stonefruit and preserved lemon citrus. Manages to stay inside the lines with green apple acidity thanks to the hills. Still plenty of value to be found.

RRP: $16
Alc: 13%
Rating: 16.75/20

Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg

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