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2016 Tarrington Vineyards Chardonnay

Henty, VIC

Flawless biodynamic-grown Victorian Chardonnay from a gem of a producer.

HIGH SCORE

$49.00

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Categories: Hochkirch
About
Original and outstanding in its way.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This exquisite Chardonnay comes from Jennifer and John Nagorcka, the owners and vignerons behind Hochkirch wines in Henty, Victoria.

An 'old world' approach to winemaking and viticulture underpins this unique Australian Chardonnay. The grapes are grown using biodynamic principals, the winemaking employs old oak and minimal adjustments. Low and slow is the philosophy.

The resulting wine has exceptional power and gravitas. It's tightly wound but offers incredible thrust of flavour. Mike Bennie awarded the 2016 vintage an outstanding 96 points, placing it amongst the highest scoring Chardonnays on The Wine Front this year.

A long life ahead for this wine, and one of the great hidden gems of Victorian wine.

John Nagorcka hand pruning his biodynamic vineyard
John Nagorcka hand pruning his biodynamic vineyard
Credit: The Wine Idealist
Additional Info

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.90%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"An outstanding wine from 2016 here. Henty broadcast in Dolby Atmos, though this is old school, old wood, old winemaking, natural ferment etc etc. No website either, though go via Hochkirch if you are seeking out the wine.Creaminess and yet a saline undertow. Fresh, feeling with generosity of stone fruit, green apple, oatmeal, nougat. Incredible depth and concentration, coolness underlying, it’s definitely a more slow moving, ample style, but has impressive freshness and vitality amongst it all. Drinks rich, luxurious, but with a stony/mineral character too. Not enough excitement conveyed, but I love this wine. Original and outstanding in its way." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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