Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay 2018

Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay 2018

 

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Dalrymple
Cave Block Chardonnay 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Tasmania
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 90+ 2014
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 90 2012
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Free draining soils and steep slopes results in our Chardonnay vineyard producing low yields of intensely concentrated fruit. A cool to mild spring and early summer, with above average rainfall, gave average yields which were well matched for ripening with a healthy canopy. A mild to warm air system settled over Tasmania just prior to harvest in March and for 3 weeks we experienced only blue skies and mild temperatures, perfect for finishing off the final stages of ripening while also maintaining fine acid that had developed through the cooler months.

The fruit was meticulously picked by hand, before whole bunch pressing to a mix of new and older French oak barriques. Winemaking included a parcel of wild fermentation, light lees contact and partial malolactic fermentation.

Delicate aromas of lemon curd and preserved citrus are immediately apparent with hints of roasted cashews and ground ryegrass seed adding some softer depth and complexity. A fine acid palate, that is the hallmark of the Cave Block, provides drive through the palate with mealy texture providing depth and balance to vibrant citrus fruit characters. The finish is clean and long with lingering notes of nectarine skins and roasted kernels.

Robert Parker (RP) : 90+ Points (2014)
The 2014 Cave Block Chardonnay has white peach, lemon curd and apple blossom notes with a baking bread and honeysuckle undercurrent. Light-bodied, understated and elegant, it has a lovely quiet intensity and a mineral laced finish.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 90 Points (2012)
Light, green-tinged gold. Fresh citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, with hints of chalky minerals and ginger adding vivacity. Juicy and penetrating on the palate, offering vibrant Meyer lemon and green apple flavors that flesh out with air. Shows depth and well as vivacity and finishes tangy and long, with a suave floral note sneaking in late.

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JS
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Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 27-03-2022 . Score: 4.5