A return to blending Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale fruit for this release of Olive Grove. French oak fermentation and maturation (7 months).
d’Arenberg, The Olive Grove, Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, 2021
A model of consistency with warming butter over peach stone fruit. Grapefruit pith and orange oil, golden delicious apple, white bread and nutty almond meal. Medium to full with bittersweet citrus over richer stone fruit. Savoury grounding with nutty oak and decent length. Plenty of winemaking value for the price.
Rating: 17.25/20 (89/100)
Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg