2013 Moorooduc The McIntyre Chardonnay

2013 Moorooduc The McIntyre Chardonnay

Region:Mornington Peninsula , VIC

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:Moorooduc Estate

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Premium, single site, 96 point Chardonnay from one of the most respected producers in the famed Mornington Peninsula.


RRP $65.00

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About The Wine

Richard and Jill McIntyre’s Moorooduc Estate is one of the gems of the Mornington Peninsula.

Inspired by the great wines of Burgundy, they have developed their own reputation for producing extremely classy Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, highlighting the expressiveness of the region’s great single vineyard sites.

In the same way that the great Burgundy’s are the product of minute shifts in microclimate, the same is true for Mornington. For all the vineyards the McIntyres work with however, this is the pinnacle. As they say, home is where the heart is!

Speaking to Kate McIntyre upon the vintage launch, she believed this 2013 McIntyre Chardonnay has extra richness and generosity compared to the last couple releases. I agree with her, it’s a gorgeous, unctuous Chardonnay!

As with most of the other ‘Duc wines, this Chardonnay is whole bunch pressed and fermented with 100% natural yeasts giving it amazing texture and complexity. This combined with 100% naturally occurring malo whilst in barrel makes this one of the best expressions of the modern cool climate Australian Chardonnay we have tried.

James Halliday agreed, awarding it a whopping 96 points, saying “Strap your hands to the engines, a wild ride is in store.”

It’s a serious, complex and powerful Chardonnay for real Chardy lovers. And with only 200 cases produced, it won’t be around long.

What It Tastes Like

Now this is what I’m talking about. Flinty, almost gun-smoky on the nose with stunning layers of ripe grapefruit, grilled nuts and honeyed peach. There is that wonderful funkiness that can only be wild yeasts but it doesn’t dominate. The palate is round and generous, complex and textural, whilst maintaining structure and balance. All kinds of stone fruits, minerals and a deliciously soft, creamy centre. And what power and length! Gorgeous.

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Moorooduc owner Richard McIntyre