2018 Dalrymple Vineyards Cave Block Chardonnay

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Dalrymple |Pipers River |Chardonnay
A gorgeously fresh single site Chardonnay from Pipers River.

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Peter Caldwell, the man behind Dalrymple, may have a passion for Pinot Noir, but that doesn't mean they don't make an absolutely cracking Chardonnay.

The fruit for this wine comes from a single site in their Pipers River vineyard, known for having intensely concentrated fruit that produce pristine wines.

The resulting Cave Block Chardonnay provides a magical drinking experience - a gorgeous, fine and fresh drop that pairs well with a vast array of foods.<./p>

White floral aromas mingle with early season peach, honeysuckle, lime zest and fresh ginger complemented by hints of brioche and pine nuts. Hints of flint and spice add an extra complexity as they combine with the fine texture and acidity providing a deliciously fresh, lingering finish.

95 Points - "Light, bright lemon colour, with a restrained aroma which suggests lightly-toasted cashew nut and almond, while the palate is intense and nicely concentrated, with length and penetration, purity of fruit and lovely clarity of lemon and grapefruit flavour, which lingers very long on the aftertaste. A seriously good chardonnay and great value." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

94 Points - "The wine speaks clearly with its grapefruit edge to the drive and intensity to the fruit, oak thereabouts, the length admirable." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

93 Points - "Straw-green in colour and ripped with flavour throughout. Indeed it’s bright with white peach, grapefruit and apple, and has cedar wood oak smoked seamlessly through the fruit. There’s very good extension through the finish too; it’s both full and cutting at once. Acid-fruit-wise it needs another year or so to settle but the components here are looking the goods." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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