A pale yellow/straw, with brilliant clarity, the Dalrymple Estate Chardonnay 2010 has aromas of fresh lemon with a torn pith richness that is further enhanced by a mealy/crushed nut character. Fragrant white blossoms arrive as the wine warms in glass. Entry to the palate is soft and textural – similar to that of biting a fresh peach. The distinctive Dalrymple oyster shell character tantalises the palate. The mid-palate has good fruit weight and is well balanced with the oak spice, with length driven from a natural acid spine. The finish is clean and lingering. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
5 to 13 April 2010
Fermented & matured for 8 months in 15% one-year-old French barriques, balance in older
French barriques & hogsheads