With all the wines we offer having passed an extremely tough Tasting Panel, it’s never a surprise to see them recognised by Australia’s premier critic. But it’s always nice nonetheless. Each of these featured drops has earned a minimum of 90 points from James Halliday.
Pale straw yellow with vibrant green hues. White peach, grapefruit and green melon aromas are followed by a supple palate of crisp citrus acidity balanced by subtle oaky notes. This is an elegant Chardonnay with layers of complexity and varietal expression, and a lengthy finish.
Item Code: ITM5195
Bright yet complex with tangy citrus and fresh stone fruit characters complemented by crisp acidity and controlled barrel-ferment oak.
Item Code: ITM3727
Oakridge is famous for its Chardonnay and this intense, vibrant and sharply focused Over the Shoulder 2016 perfectly shows off the quality of both region and winemaker.
Item Code: ITM6075
“The wine spent 11 months in French oak … It has considerable verve and drive, with grapefruit nuances alongside melon and stone fruit; one guesses the mlf [malolactic fermentation] has been prevented, the acidity very good.” 92 Points, James Halliday
Item Code: ITM2052
Elegant yet restrained this Chardonnay displays melon and stone fruit aromas with notes of smoky French oak. The palate has incredible texture with ripe peach flavours complemented by complex nutty undertones. Zesty acidity provides a structural backbone and results in a lovely well-balance finish.
Item Code: ITM4737
“A very well made wine with high quality grapes the cornerstone. There is a purity to the white peach, nectarine and citrus flavours, oak an essential means to the end, but not of particular significance in the flavour profile. Great value. ” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM6011
"A vibrant blend of stone fruit, red apple and spice flavour, oak a
background player but a positive one. This is very nicely done. It walks
a sure line between richness and elegance, plucking leaves from both." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM4151
The cool-climate of the Yarra Valley allows Chandon to produce Chardon fruit, which is of consistently high quality. Enticing aromas of white flowers, grapefruit and stone fruit aromas. The palate is delicate with notes on fresh pear and apple balanced by zesty acidity and exceptional length.
Item Code: ITM5038
Vibrant aromas of citrus, pear, stonefruit, brioche and roasted hazelnuts float from the glass. The palate is full of juicy peach and nectarine supported by a tangy acidity. Generous textural mouthfeel from time of lees adds richness and balance to the wine. This is a delicious Chardonnay with hallmark Montalto qualities exhibiting great varietal definition and regional expression.
Item Code: ITM6556
"There is such freshness and vitality to this new vintage release chardonnay from Giant Steps, which is a blend of the Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack vineyards. Looking swish with its new label, the wine has beautiful citrus top notes of lemon and grapefruit, with some underlying clotted cream. There is excellent expression the entire length of the palate, plus texture and gentle fruit. It is still looking a little primary but will bloom as the months' tick by. Though it is still mighty satisfying to drink right now." Toni Paterson MW
Item Code: ITM6789
Traditional in essence but with a clean contemporary edge. Honeycomb and butterscotch jostle for position with ripe nectarine and sweet citrus. Spice and roasted almond characters make themselves heard with just the right amount of acidity keeping it tidy and stopping the party from getting out of hand.
Item Code: ITM6135
A beautifully balanced wine with lifted white peach and nectarine aromas. The palate displays apple, lime and stone fruit along with spicy vanillin oak nuances.
Item Code: ITM3568
This wine comes from the 25-year-old Chardonnay vines in the Dixon's Creek vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Aromas of pear and white peach move into a luscious palate of ripe stone fruit and fresh citrus characters. Well-rounded with an excellent textural mouthfeel on the finish.
Item Code: ITM1862
"Flinty-mineral character over lemon balm, subtle floral notes. Pretty perfume. Edgy palate, lean and racy, skeletal threads of green apple and grapefruit juice laced with flinty mineral feel. It’s tight, puckering, blisteringly fresh and rapier-like in the mouth. Quite a formidable wine, in its understated, bony style. For enthusiasts of racier styles, this is righteous." Mike Bennie
Item Code: ITM7771
Pale straw in colour with a delicate, tight minerally nose that opens beautifully to reveal lovely aromas of white peach. The palate is surprisingly full-bodied, fresh and rich yet crunchy, while the finish is quite textural and long, with an appealing acid line. A wine that will age gracefully and evolve into a Meursault-style Chardonnay.
Item Code: 30065
A blend of the best Chardonnay fruit from the 2014 vintage. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and transferred to barrel for full wild fermentation (50% on new oak). The result is a refined wine with tremendous complexity. The nose displays aromas of citrus, apricot and white peach, while the palate shows spicy oak nuances and a wave of minerality.
Item Code: ITM4687