2018 Dalrymple Vineyards Cave Block Chardonnay

Pipers River, TAS

A gorgeously fresh single site Chardonnay from Pipers River.



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A seriously good chardonnay and great value.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

About the Wine

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>

About Dalrymple Vineyards

Established in 1987 by Bertel and Anne Sundstrup, the Dalrymple vineyards are located in Pipers River, on sloping hills overlooking the Bass Strait.

Now owned by the Hill-Smith family, Dalrymple sees Peter Caldwell at the helm. Peter has a strong passion for Pinot Noir, saying it is the varietal that has always underpinned his enthusiasm for wine.

He believes its the perfect example of what a wine should be - mysterious, challenging, a complete reflection of its environment.

Dalrymple vigneron, Peter Caldwell
Dalrymple vigneron, Peter Caldwell
Pipers River, TAS
Additional Info

From the Producer

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.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Dalrymple vineyard
The Dalrymple vineyard
Pipers River, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"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)

Halliday Wine Companion

"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)

The Wine Front

"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)


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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