Is it too soon for another Chardonnay tasting note? I mean it has been 3 days since my last one.. 😉
A big thank you to Hollydene Estate who kindly sent us this sample bottle of their Wybong Upper Hunter Valley Wooded Chardonnay 2013 to taste. Both Mr Spittoon and I are die-hard fans of Chardonnay, so you can imagine our excitement when receiving this bottle.
In fact it was just yesterday morning I was listening to the Vintec Club Podcast‘s episode on Chardonnay and I loved how Langton’s Head of International Buying Jesper Kjaersgaard, said it shouldn’t be the ‘Anything But Chardonnay’ club (aka the ABC), but instead it should be changed to ‘Always Buy Chardonnay’. I 100% agree and this Chardonnay is worthwhile buying folks at $30 a bottle!
So the Wybong Vineyard, is owned and run by Karen Williams and is located about 30kms from Hollydene Estate, between Denman and Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. I do love a bit of age on my Chardy and this one is drinking absolutely wonderfully right now.
Region: Upper Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Maturation: Barrel and tank
What it tastes like
It’s a golden sunset colour in the glass with yummy salted caramel, a bit of flintiness and vanilla infused stone fruits. In the mouth it’s smooth and buttery across the tongue with those stone fruits coming through alongside some honeydew melon and a nice lick of grapefruit on the back palate. It has a lovely balance of oak and fresh citrus zest that I think many palates will enjoy.
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!