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2019 Jamsheed Harem Madame Chard

Yarra Valley, VIC

Full-flavoured, funked up Chardonnay from Gary Mills. Super value.

$28.00

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About
broad and sloshy but comes with great appeal. Drink this one not so cold. Roll with its exotica. I am in.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

In the same vein as the other wines in the Harem series, Madame Chard is about good, honest, fun drinking. Mills' aim was to craft "a Chardonnay that tastes like Chardonnay - not bloody sauvignon blanc!" and he's nailed the MO.

This is a richer, toastier style of Yarra Chardonnay with plenty of texture and chew.

The perfect all-rounder Chardonnay from a great producer and a steal at the price.

About Jamsheed

Gary Mills' Jamsheed wines are amongst the most exciting in the country: thrilling, authentic wines packed with personality. Campbell Mattinson labelled him “a leading producer”, while Jamie Goode called him “the new face of Australian wine”.

With a specific focus on the regional differences in Victorian Syrah, Gary has been ahead of the curve in creating minimal intervention wines that naturally convey the characteristics of their respective vineyards.

On top of his much sought-after Syrahs, Gary produces excellent textural white wines from varieties including Riesling and Roussanne, and is never afraid to innovate with his quirky and delicious Pet Nats, and 'Harem' and 'Park' labels. 

Wild, electric and a little left of centre, Jamsheed is one of the Victoria’s most compelling producers.

Gary Mills surveying the landscape
Gary Mills surveying the landscape
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

A chardonnay from a granitic soil vineyard located between Macedon and Bendigo GI’s Handpicked and whole bunch pressed with full solids to 800L Rousseau muids and older barrels, fermented with indigenous yeasts and left sur lees for 8 months before being bottled unfiltered and unfined.

As always the only addition to this wine was a small amount of so2 at the winery receipt and at bottling..

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.20%
Closure : Diam
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Wine Front

"Chardonnay from the quixotic mind of Gary Mills, a pioneer in Aus of alt-wines of course, lest us not forget this. Good/interesting style here.  Warm chicken stock scents, herbal notes, fino sherry, ripe citrus. Squirts across the palate on saline minerally notes, has the aldehydic lift of vin jaune, but not to the same extent, just there. Ripe apples, ripe citrus again, broad and sloshy but comes with great appeal. Drink this one not so cold. Roll with its exotica. I am in." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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