“Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.” – WB Yeates 1910
This is the poem that adorns the back label of the Heirloom Vineyards wine bottles. And inside you will find bottled poetry.
Thank you Heirloom for sending us this sample of your 2019 Chardonnay to taste. Both Mr Spittoon and I are hardcore Chardonnay lovers, so it’s safe to say we didn’t waste a drop.
So what makes this Heirloom Chardonnay special?
- It’s made from Adelaide Hills fruit in South Australia
- It’s won numerous awards including being awarded 92 points at the Melbourne International Wine Competition in 2020
- 85% of the wine was stored in French oak barriques (30% new) for 12 months before release to add body, texture and complexity
- It retails for $30 and is available via heirloomvineyards.com.au (plus if you sign up to their newsletter currently you can get a $75 voucher)
Here is my tasting note:
It’s an alluring yellow diamond shade in the glass. On the nose it’s mouth-wateringly creamy with a sprinkle of baking spice, a whiff of freshly cut wood and some beautiful notes of just picked peaches, nectarines and apricots. In the mouth it has juicy citrus up front with a creamy custard like mid palate and a mouth puckering deliciously drawn-out finish. Yum!
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!