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 isContinue reading “Monocle Chardonnay 2013”

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 thatContinue reading “Moppity Vineyards Lock & Key Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012”

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 reading “Moppity Vineyards Lock & Key Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling 2012”

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 bitContinue reading “Moppity Vineyards Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012”