This Gold Label release from Nick Spencer is made from fruit grown on the Maragle Vineyard in the sub-alpine region of Tumbarumba, New South Wales. It sits at an altitude of 450m on “light decomposed granite soils. 10 months on gross lees in French oak puncheons (500L).
Nick Spencer Wines, Chardonnay, Tumbarumba, 2019
Spicy oak initial hit before depths of stone fruit, nutty nougat, fresh fig and a malt/mealy savoury line. Layered and complex. Savoury toasty elements with serious fruit. Grumbling personality, flinty, struck match gives a steely/stony edge. The underpinning acidity is sharp and focused before a little popcorn right at the end of a long finish. Quality gear.
Rating: 18.75/20 (94/100)