It's just not possible to have too much of a good thing, and TarraWarra’s cool climate Chardonnay collection is a great example of that!
The four different Chardys, each from the 2015 vintage reflect the four pillars of the estate – each are made in a similar way by being hand pressed with natural fermentation, but with very different and equally excellent results.
The Wine Pig quickly got stuck in, and we loved it!
2015 Estate Chardonnay
We start with the classic Estate Chardonnay – a blend of Chardonnay blocks across TarraWarra and which were all harvested in February 2015.
An excellently balanced wine with lots of lemon zest and grapefruit aromas with a deliciously creamy finish thanks to its time spent in oak barrels.
2015 Southblock Chardonnay
TarraWarra’s Southblock Chardonnay is a little different from the Estate’s usual Chardonnay style – it’s a more refreshing style with higher acidity than you’d expect, and packed full of refreshing citrus notes and just a hint of oak to balance out those flavours.
2015 Reserve Chardonnay
A Wine Pig favorite, the Estate’s Reserve Chardonnay is the purest example of TarraWarra’s Chardonnay. It’s made without yeast or acid addition and instead the grapes are kept in a completely different oak barrel for 10 months.
Full of peach and fig aromas this wine is both refreshing but with a gorgeous creamy finish – it’s unsurprising it stands as the hallmark of their Chardonnay wines.
2015 MDB Chardonnay
If you’re looking for something just that little bit more special, prepare to have your socks blown off by the barrel selection of Chardonnay from TarraWarra’s B Block. It’s only made when the Estate has a truly exceptional year, 2015 being the third ever year for harvest after 2006 and 2010 thanks to a mild warm summer and good winter rain!
It’s an extremely elegant and sophisticated wine with fig, grapefruit, citrus and peach with a slightly nutty and oaky finish. At $110 per bottle its up there as one of the priciest of its kind but this exceptional wine is worth every cent!