Longview Macclesfield Chardonnay 2019

The Chardonnay was the first released as “Macclesfield” with a topographic label, and now re-badged to be an extension of the wonderfully labelled new range  with “ethereal photographs of sculptures from (our) vineyard – hewn from Macclesfield pink marble.

Longview, Macclesfield, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, 2019

Almost an alternative style of Chardonnay. The briny, savoury qualities evoke such aromas as oyster shell after baking from Kilpatrick and a mélange of  Samboy™ BBQ and Chicken chips/crisps. There’s ginger and blonde oak nearing balsa wood with stony, earthen tones with sweetness from light yellow melon, white peach and barley sugar. The palate is full without being imposing; voluminous while ensuring tightness and tension that draws long to a puckering, salinity-edged dry tail. Potentially polarising to those wanting a big style of Chardonnay but unprepared for ratcheted tightness. Has time on its side.

RRP: $45
Alc: 13%
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Longview Vineyard

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