A return to 100% McLaren Vale fruit for this release of Olive Grove (bottle shot still references previous vintages where Adelaide Hills fruit was also used.) French oak fermentation and maturation (7 months).
d’Arenberg, The Olive Grove, Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, 2020
Light barley sugar and warm butter mixing with peachy stone fruit, bread crust, yellow apple and grapefruit depth. Approachable with well balanced fruit managing to carry the creamy weight well. A zesty-ness through the finish keeps it fresh. Nothing overtly complex, but a well constructed Chardonnay at a keen price point.
Rating: 17.25/20 (89/100)
Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg