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Monocle Chardonnay 2013

I am seeing a trickle of linear but flavoursome chardonnay styles from the Tumbarumba region in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales.  It’s a style with some appeal.  This wine from the 2013 vintage under the Monocle label has tight aromatics of lemon, stones and stone fruit kernel.  The palate is…Continue readingMonocle Chardonnay 2013

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Moppity Vineyards Lock & Key Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012

Moppity Vineyards’ Lock & Key chardonnay from the 2012 vintage shows well.  It has aromatics of nectarine and lemon, with a honeyed edge.  The palate has flavours reminding of stones, nectarines, lemon and honey.  Most obvious is the medium length and the good depth of flavour and structure of this chardonnay.  A balanced wine that…Continue readingMoppity Vineyards Lock & Key Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012

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Moppity Vineyards Lock & Key Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling 2012

Moppity Vineyards’ sparkling wine is a blend of 85% chardonnay sourced from the Hilltops region, and 15% pinot noir sourced from the Tumbarumba region.  In the glass, this wine is lemon-green in colour, with large bubbles that are persistent.  It has aromatics of lemon and yellow grapefruit.  The palate is dry, with mostly lemon flavours,…Continue readingMoppity Vineyards Lock & Key Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling 2012

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Moppity Vineyards Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012

From cool climate Tumbarumba, this wine is a pale intensity lemon colour in the glass.  Its aromatics are a youthful expression of pear, apple, lemon, quince and some oak.  The palate has a medium intensity expression of lemon, apples, pear and cedar.  It achieves balance and improves in the glass after starting out a bit…Continue readingMoppity Vineyards Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012