Bay of Fires Chardonnay 2015

Tasmania
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96+ Points - Stuart McCloskey

Hand-picked from the Coal River Valley, East Coast and Derwent Valley, whole bunch-pressed, fermented in French oak from five different coopers. Deep aromas of gunflint and ripe, yellow stone fruits harmoniously fused with layers of mineral complexity and a touch of nutty oak. Medium to full-bodied and a silk-like mouthfeel. The palate is drenched with ripe stone fruits and a density, opulence, energy and drive which is quite extraordinary given the wine’s value. Every grape is assessed for its quality and character, hand-picked with care and thoughtfully considered for its winemaking potential. Each fruit parcel is kept separate, which ensures the core of its flavour components are captured at precisely the right moment. Each batch of wine is matured in the finest oak, resulting in a wine that is deeply impressive. Please do not miss this wine's exhilarating complexity and pedigree. Truly remarkable for the price and quite simply the best Chardonnay I have ever sampled at this price level.  Magnificent. Superb now and enjoy to 2023. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.


Taste & Aroma

Score:96

Hand-picked from the Coal River Valley, East Coast and Derwent Valley, whole bunch-pressed, fermented in French oak from five different coopers. Deep aromas of gunflint and ripe, yellow stone fruits harmoniously fused with layers of mineral complexity and a touch of nutty oak. Medium to full-bodied and a silk-like mouthfeel. The palate is drenched with ripe stone fruits and a density, opulence, energy and drive which is quite extraordinary given the wine’s value. Every grape is assessed for its quality and character, hand-picked with care and thoughtfully considered for its winemaking potential. Each fruit parcel is kept separate, which ensures the core of its flavour components are captured at precisely the right moment. Each batch of wine is matured in the finest oak, resulting in a wine that is deeply impressive. Please do not miss this wine's exhilarating complexity and pedigree. Truly remarkable for the price and quite simply the best Chardonnay I have ever sampled at this price level.  Magnificent. Superb now and enjoy to 2023. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.


Stuart McCloskey

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Zalto Denk-Art White Wine Glass

For elegant, classical fruit forward white wines, but also medium bodied red wines without overt barrique development.

Ideally for: All White Wines, Chardonnay / Viognier, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chablis, Muskateller, Frizzante, St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch.

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Ratings Summary

5 of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

dominic mahon14th Dec 2018

What a wine. From the first sip I was completely hooked. Perfect balance between the fruit and oak, rich but not cloying, opulent but still elegant. Best white I have had in a couple of years and a total steal at this price. The 5 bottles I have left will probably go a good few years more yet but I doubt I'll be able to keep my hands off them that long.....must buy more.

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Wayne de Nicolo13th Dec 2018

The best chardonnay I’ve tasted since I had the privilege of tasting 8 top level burgundies from the 2010 vintage, in May, and with some more bottle age I expect it would not be far behind them in quality

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Merrick Marshall13th Dec 2018

The first sip which opens up into a real pot-pourri of rich flavours and aromas of mineral (as in Chablis chalk minerality) fruitiness of tropical and stone fruits (not dissimilar to a viognier's peachiness/apricot flavours). Full-bodied with a silky mouth-feel. Dry but not bone-dry and very balanced acidity, opulent without being cloying. I preferred it to the 2015 Eileen Hardy Chardonnay. A real find. Well done

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John Butts12th Dec 2018

Sensational wine at the price point. Probably the best value wine I’ve purchased all year. Much like a very good Mornington Chardonnay in my opinion.

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David Carroll7th Dec 2018

Stu's review says it all....this is an amazingly rich wine for the money.

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