I don’t normally think of chardonnay and the Hunter Valley, but this wine merits your attention regardless.
Oakvale Limited Release Reserve Chardonnay 2011
Hand picked and matured in French oak for 12 months, it is a pale intensity gold in colour and opens to a clean aroma of medium intensity cashew nuts, earth, good French oak and some muted lemon citrus, bound together with a creamy lactic character. The palate is dry, with medium(-) acidity, medium(+) body, and a complex set of intermingled flavours of spice, nuts and lemon citrus (a bit more obvious on the palate), and near pronounced length. This is a very good wine that can be consumed now or over the next few years. Only 150 cases were produced. Very Good