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2016 Nick Spencer Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Nick Spencer

Our Price: $31.00  / bottle (RRP: $35.00) Case: 6 x 750 ml
'Gee, this is good. Scintillating Chardonnay.'

95+ Points -  Gary Walsh

  • Here is the brand-spanking new label from superstar ex- Eden Road producer Nick Spencer. Nick basically helped put the Hilltops on the map, especially when  he managed to win the Jimmy Watson with his first ever vintage at Eden Road, (with the fabulous 2008 'Long Road' Shiraz).

    Unlike the Eden Road Chardonnay, this wine is more 'Chablisienne' (if that is a real word, or a word that someone would ever actually use). It doesn't have quite the oak commitment of Eden Road, rather the expressive, precise Chardonnay fruit is allowed to sing its song. A choir of purity and finesse. Really lovely lo-fi Chardonnay that will knock your socks clean off with its driving acidity, freshness. and wholesome nature. Uber gut, as the Germans might say.  


    Whole bunch pressed directly to old French barriques for fermentation by indigenous yeast. 10 months on lees in barrel, racked filtered to bottle with a small sulphur add at bottling.


    Tumbarumba holds a very special place in my heart. The landscape is not only aesthetically beautiful but also produces some of the best Chardonnay in the world. The 2016 vintage marked my 10th year producing wine from Tumbarumba and it is in my opinion the best I have seen from this alpine region.

    The wine is lively and bright with lovely citrus and stone fruit characters. There is an intensity and energy to the palate that is as much familiar with a young Riesling.    The finish is bright, elegant, long and crunchy. This is Tumbarumba in a bottle.

  • 'Debut Chardonnay for Nick Spencer Wines.

    Mixed citrus, apple in oatmeal dusted with cinnamon, whisper of fennel and flowers. Light bodied, delicate and fine, but flavoursome too, with more of that oatmeal in with crunchy white fruits and citrus. Brightly lit with pure acidity, gentle chalky texture, and a green olive and lime laced finish of impeccable length and precision. Gee, this is good. Scintillating Chardonnay.'

    95+ Points -  Gary Walsh

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