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.
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
This wine boasts grapefruit, pear and citrus characters with a pinch of spice, while well-integrated oak adds texture and complexity to the finish. A fresh, exciting and zesty Chardonnay with true varietal character.
Item Code: ITM5680
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
"Small batch-fermented in French oak (18.5% new) on lees for 7 months with light battonage. The combination of high quality cool grown grapes and sensitive winemaking has produced this lovely chardonnay, the first release of a chardonnay in the Senses range. Delicacy teams with intensity (an oxymoron if ever there was one), grapefruit, white peach and nectarine the drivers, not the oak." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15323
"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
"I shouldn’t lead with this statement because it belittles the wine in a way, but this is remarkable value. This is top level chardonnay, styled beautifully, at a relative snip of a price. We all should make hay while we can. It’s all flint and white peach, meal and mineral, the impression both neat and wild at once. Nut, grapefruit and spice notes are nominated throughout the wine and while it generally feels slender in the mouth, it’s not wanting, and it surges impressively through the finish. A beautiful wine." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM15354
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
"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
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