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2019 Holyman Chardonnay

Tamar Valley, TAS

Joe Holyman's scintillating Tasmanian Chardonnay. This wine sells out in a matter of weeks. Do not hesitate.

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$50.00

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Perhaps a little finer and tighter this vintage, but none the worse for that.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

One of the most sought-after Chardonnays in Tasmania comes from the small plot of land in Tamar Valley tended by Joe and Lou Holyman.

This is a scintillating Chardonnay. The fruit is the star of the show with Joe's wines. It's no different with the Chardonnay. He makes no additions during winemaking with just a dab of sulphur keeping the wine fresh and sound.

Only a painfully small amount of this wine sees the light of day. Small production and a ravenous fan base means most of this gets snapped up from the winery in short order.

If you want a look at the brilliant 2019 release, you'll need to be quick.

Winemaker Joe Holyman
Winemaker Joe Holyman
Tamar Valley, TAS
Additional Info

From The Producer

A hint of struck match and grapefruit on the nose. The palate is lean and refreshing, with underlying power and structure, which will develop with time. Hints on oak and almond on the palate but the finish is long and structured, finishing with our signature fresh natural acidity. It's the Coche-Dury of Tasmania.

"I have said it before and I will say it again: the 2019 harvest will go down as one of the best in Tasmania. A beautifully balanced growing season led to an easy harvest of pristine fruit. As usual, our Holyman Chardonnay was pressed straight into 100% new 500 litre French Oak puncheons for ferment and maturation. Nine months in oak before being racked and bottled."

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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96Points
The Wine Front

"Who needs Joe Exotic when you can visit Joe Holyman instead, that is, if anyone were allowed into Tasmania. Flowers, lime, white peach, a little stuck match, fennel tips, and attractive cinnamon and almond oak. Good energy present in the wine, with a lively crunch and flinty texture, almond meal and green olive, finish is long and tight, with a gentle grapefruit pith bitterness as it goes. Perhaps a little finer and tighter this vintage, but none the worse for that." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Structured and perfectly balanced

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Great bargain

Tasted this alongside some solid Premier and Grand Cru Burgs. Holyman easily ranks equal, if not more. Great balance, structure and acidity - at 1/3 the price of the Burgs.

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