Black Wattle Icon Mt Benson Chardonnay 2015
  • 2 Gold 6 Silver 1 Bronze Medals
  • From award-winning winemaker Neil Doddridge
  • Beautifully balanced peach and nectarine flavours

Black Wattle Icon Mt Benson Chardonnay 2015 x6

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2 Gold
6 Silver
1 Bronze
Wines from the Mount Benson region, in the rugged, remote south east corner of South Australia, are making a great impact and beginning to rival the Coonawarra in their uniqueness. This Icon wine from award-winning winemaker Neil Doddridge demonstrates why. Classily balanced with the oak supporting the multitude of rich peach and nectarine fruit flavours, there's no question this white is a medal winning wine.

Awards

2 Gold, 6 Silver, 1 Bronze

Wine Region

MOUNT BENSON

Drink Until

2020

Varieties

Chardonnay

Alcohol

13.5%

Foods

Match it with hard cheese such as some Reggiano or a wild mushroom and venison risotto.

Oak

12 months in new & one year old French oak barrels

Colour

Mid gold with green hues.

Nose

Rich peach, nectarine, toasty oak, wet stone gun-flint and roast cashew.

Palate

Classily balanced with the oak supporting the multitude of rich peach and nectarine fruit flavours with savoury characters underpinning the fruit. A wine of great depth, length and impact. Complex barrel ferment characters.

Background

South Australia's Limestone Coast is beginning to encroach on Coonawarra's uniqueness. There is no doubt that Coonawarra is this areas most renowned but coming from behind Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Robe and Mt Benson are all proving to be worthy contenders to the heavyweight title. Wines from the relatively new Mount Benson region, in the rugged, remote south east corner of South Australia, are making a great impact with wine critics and on the international wine show circuit.

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