2019 Swinging Bridge Mrs Payten Chardonnay
Brilliant pale straw colour with a distinct ring of green around the edges and a watery hue. The nose expels scents of nectarine, hints of grapefruit, light dried honey, biscuity oak and gun flint. Fleshy peach and nectarine fruits meld into a creamy dried honey and nougat back drop with some spicy oak also evident. Nicely rounded finish with a bite of freshness and a lengthy cream tinged aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Hand-picked in the early morning, whole-bunch pressed, 8 months in French oak (20% new). Very good depth and definition of white peach/grapefruit/apple flavours. Drink by 2029.
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion