2016 Over the Way Rice’s Vineyard Chardonnay

Deep yellow colour suggests the ol sunshine in a bottle, but not this, some peach but also nashi pear, lemon curd and nougat. Flinty stone fruits to close.  Super drink but let it warm up a bit.

Score – 92 Points

Drink – Now to 2019

Price – $22 (however “friendsdiscount” code should work to get this for $14.30)

Source – Purchased

Details

Made by Patrick Eckel of winereviewer.com.au fame and wines can be found at the Over the Way website.

Again this comes from Rice’s vineyard, Chardonnay not a wine of renown from this region but this is a top notch drink, a drinker and not a thinker at this stage however.

Gets the royal treatment like all OTW wines with hand picking, whole bunch pressed, 10 months on lees and the loving caress of a hotshot winemaker in the making.

Stone fruits and flint with a close out of lemon curd and nougat.  A hint of mature apples also at times, but needs to be warm(ish) to get the full impact of the complexity.

A very enjoyable drink, but not one for the chardonnay purists.  Open your mind and enjoy the ride!

 

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