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2016 Shy Susan Chardonnay

Tasmania

Scintillating 97 point Tasmanian Chardonnay from James Halliday's Best New Winery for 2020.

$55.00

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About The Wine

Glenn James is the Chief Winemaker at Winemaking Tasmania. He is charged with making the wines of many different Tasmanian labels who are two small to process their own fruit.

In this position he comes across some excellent fruit. In 2016, he and winemaker wife Jo Marsh liked the look of a couple particular parcels of fruit and ear-marked them for their own release. That was a very good call.

This has been an incredibly successful debut release. It took out the Top Gold at the 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show, it received 96 points and the regional trophy in the 2018 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge as well as picking up 96 points from Campbell Mattinson at The Wine Front.

It's a powerful, focused Chardonnay of incredible flavour extension and length. A-grade Tasmanian Chardonnay here from two very talented winemakers.

Winemaker Glenn James
Winemaker Glenn James
Tasmania
Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2016 season was quite warm and early with fruit being harvested in March. Pristine fruit was hand harvested and chilled overnight before whole bunch pressing directly to barrels without the use of sulphur dioxide or press cut. The juice was wild fermented in barrel with full solids at around 18oC followed by 9 months on lees along with partial malolactic fermentation. Batonnage occurred just occasionally. After a thorough barrel evaluation two barrels were selected, a 1 year old and an older one. The wine was then blended, filtered and then bottled in February 2017.

The 2016 Chardonnay is a blend from two mature vineyards in the Coal River Valley (52%) and the Tasman Peninsula (48%).

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Glenn James & Jo Marsh
Glenn James & Jo Marsh
Alpine Valley, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"All the right moves were made at the right time from picking through to bottling. The balance is utterly perfect, the acidity seemingly effortlessly calculated and framed, the varietal fruit expression mid stone and citrus fruit, oak harnessed to do its job just so." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

96Points
James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge

Regional Trophy for Tasmania 

96Points
The Wine Front

"Cedarwood, cream, melon, white peach. Milky chardonnay. Long chardonnay. Mellifluous chardonnay. Add these together and you have yourself a sensational wine. Laced with fennel, ever so gorgeously textured, a long sail of flavour to close. I took one sniff, one sip, and did not require any further convincing." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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