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2017 Murdoch Hill Artisan Tilbury Chardonnay

2017 Murdoch Hill Artisan Tilbury Chardonnay

There’s inherent grape character interred in layers of spice, light saline character and a kiss of sweet oak spice. Just so. Delicious too. Superb stuff.'
94 Points - Mike Bennie

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$251.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • Murdoch Hill's vineyards are located behind the township of Oakbank in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Producing excellent Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. There has been a lot of blood sweat and tears along the way. Now, with 20 vintages under their belts the results speak for themselves. Winemaker Michael Downer was awarded Young Gun of Wine, 2017.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    From a selection of vineyards, predominately from a high altitude vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley the remaining fruit is sourced from the Lobethal districts. These are mature vines with a mix of clones, Bernard C76, C95 & C96 with I10VI, G9V7 and Mendoza clones. The elevation (450-550m) in this cool climate coupled with a range of aspects provides naturally high acidity with depth of fruit to produce a refined elegant style of Chardonnay.

    The hand picked grapes were part whole berry & whole bunch pressed, due to the natural balance of the fruit no acidification was required before fermentation in older French oak. Partial malolactic fermentation was allowed with a touch of lees stirring to add complexity and depth whilst being carful to keep the wine focused to display the unique qualities of the vineyard.

    TASTING NOTES

    A cool growing season made for an outstanding example of Adelaide hills cool-climate Chardonnay, displaying subtle citrus and perfumed floral notes. The wine's slatey mineral backbone and bright juicy grapefruit palette is driven to textural savoury characters from subtle refined oak influence.

  • REVIEWS

    'Spice, nougat, whiff of sea spray, lemon and green apple – a good start right here. Poise and precision, rush of flinty mineral charm, lean grapefruity tang, so much going on in such a compact whoosh of chardonnay. There’s inherent grape character interred in layers of spice, light saline character and a kiss of sweet oak spice. Just so. Delicious too. Superb stuff.'
    94 Points - Mike Bennie