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2016 Murdoch Hill Artisan Series Tilbury Chardonnay

Adelaide Hills, SA

The Chardonnay that took Michael Downer to victory in the 2017 Young Gun of Wine Awards.

$48.00$42.00

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Murdoch Hill is setting a very high benchmark, particularly considering the winemaking nous comes from a young talent in Michael Downer.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Murdoch Hill's 'Artisan' series is where winemaker Michael Downer has spread his wings in the family range.

This 'Tilbury' Chardonnay is never around for long, particularly this year with his taking home the 2017 Young Gun of Wine award. Coming from a single vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley sub-region of the Adelaide Hills, it's whole bunch and whole berry fermented, with older French oak, only partial MLF and loads of 'solids work' giving the wine weight and complexity without ever feeling 'over-worked'.

It received 94 points from Mike Bennie and 95 from James Halliday.

If you love your premium Hills Chardonnay then this needs to be on your dining table. It's terrific.

About Murdoch Hill

Murdoch Hill is a family-owned winery captained by talented young winemaker Michael Downer.

Downer splits the range in two: his clean-cut, consistently high-quality ‘Estate’ wines are excellent value and perpetually reliable, and his quirky, adventurous ‘Artisan’ wines which offer an alt-styling and different shades of the region.

With the combination of high-quality Adelaide Hills fruit grown on the family estate and the undoubted talent in the winery, this is a Hills producer on the up and up!

A smiling Michael Downer in the family vineyard
A smiling Michael Downer in the family vineyard
Oakbank, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Beautiful, come hither perfume of stone fruit, gentle nougat/halva, mixed citrus peel, faint ozone and seaspray. Cool, refreshing and lean but juicy in the palate. Lovely fresh cut nectarine and light chalky-slate-like mineral characters jostling. Slick exit with a refreshing, brick kiss of lemony coolness. Really good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Dijon clones 76, 95, I10V1 and G9V7, wild-fermented in French oak (20% new). Has high class, high tension, fruit expression; grapefruit, Granny Smith apple and white peach all play a role in a wine with an ocean of attitude." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

A pure expression of cool-climate Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay: lively acidity, intense citrus and stone fruits. The wine’s complexity and texture was enhanced by a “full-solids” fermentation in older French oak.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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