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2019 Nick Spencer Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Tumbarumba, NSW

Graceful look at Tumbarumba from one of NSW's finest Chardonnay makers.

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This is Tumbarumba in a bottle.

Nick Spencer

About The Wine

This is the third release of a Chardonnay under Nick Spencer's eponymous label.

The fruit comes from Tumbarumba. Nick has made Chardonnay from this region for a decade now, he believes that 2019 vintage has produced some of the best fruit he has seen.

This doesn't have the flashy oak and sulphide aspects which often characterised his critically acclaimed Chardonnays at Eden Road, this is a gentler, more streamlined version of the variety which showcases the purity of fruit from this cool NSW region.

It's excellent modern Australian Chardonnay, any way you dice it.

About Nick Spencer Wines

Nick Spencer made a name for himself after a hugely successful decade-long stint as chief winemaker at Eden Road, before deciding in 2017 to take the plunge and start his very own label.

The Nick Spencer wines are, like Eden Road's, focused on the regions of the NSW High Country, in particular, Tumbarumba and Gundagai.

With Nick's access to some of the region's best fruit, his wines are all about balance, style and drinkability, with Nick's stamp of quality on top. Tiny volumes made and an exciting producer to watch out for!

Winemaker Nick Spencer
Winemaker Nick Spencer
Gundagai, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Vineyard Information

The fruit is grown on the Maragle vineyard in the southern corner of Tumbarumba. The vineyard lies at 450m / asl on light decomposed granite soils.

Winemaking

The fruit was hand picked and lightly pressed to French oak puncheons (500 L). The wine then matured in oak for 10 months on gross lees prior to bottling.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Nick Spencer in the cellar
Nick Spencer in the cellar
Canberra, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Bright golden fruit only a touch of oak and subtle oatmeal notes. Touches of slate in this slipstream of Chardonnay fruit. It has a gentle mouthfeel, it's a calm wine with lovely minerality. Elegence is its middle name. It’s a Chardonnay that whispers where it’s from. Cool. Classy. Effortless and precise. - Different Drop Wine Team

95Points
The Wine Front

"Green melon and lime, small amount of struck match, cinnamon and honey oatmeal, some floral perfume. It’s silky then goes all nice and flinty, almond cream and spice, good cut of juicy lime acidity, long finish of gentle grip and precision. All just so. Lovely wine, and set to age very nicely, I’d say." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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2019 Nick Spencer Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Lacked flavour and not well balanced in my view. May get better with age

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