From Allegiance Wine’s home base of Tumbarumba, part of their upper tier Unity range. 100% barrel fermented in French oal hogsheads (22% new). 10 months in oak with occasional lees stirring.
Allegiance Wines, Unity, Chardonnay, Tumbarumba, 2021
Pale lemon hue. Plenty of rich oak influences melding neatly with the bright fruit: Citrusy lemon curd, warm cinnamon spice, citrus florals, easy toasty oak, shaved ginger and hint of cashew cream. Richness of fruit balanced with regional cut and thrust. Drying phenolics induce a mouth watering close. Well made to show case depth of fruit and deft of winemaking.
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Allegiance Wines