2015 Gartelmann 'Sarah Elizabeth' Chardonnay
Colour: Pale straw colour with a luminous golden hue.
Aroma: The nose has ripe peach with an orange blossom lift and subtle spicy oakiness.
Palate: Layers of primary fruit characters are highlighted by creamy notes from its time on lees. A zesty, elegant chardonnay with a palate of peaches, melons and soft oak integration. This wine will develop and become more complex over the next couple of years.
Cellar: Enjoy now and over the next three years.
Awards & Reviews:
"93 Points. A flavoursome chardonnay of ripe peaches and melons with light oak influences. Worth tracking down in the Hunter Valley. Food: Turkey." Queensland Times, Peter Chapman, Apr 2017
"Having one of the Hunter Valley’s gun winemakers Liz Jackson at the controls is a big plus for the Gartlemann family owned winery. Named after the Gartlemanns’ daughter, this highlights the quality of fruit grown near Denman in the upper Hunter, with rich flavours sweetly in tune with French oak." Sunday Telegraph, John Fordham, March 2017
"92 Points, No need to hesitate. Its flavoursome but feels steely and crisp through the finish. Yellow stone fruits, a whisper of oak, apple. Thoroughly enjoyable." James Halliday, Halliday 2017
"This year Gartelmann Wines celebrate their 21st birthday and this wine proves that they are going strong! 60% of this wine was barrel matured for 9 months giving it a hint of oak creaminess on the palate. It kicks off with lovely citrus and tropical fruit aromas, leading to a crisp yummy palate and a lingering finish. A GREAT YOUNG HUNTER CHARDY." Wine Assist, Dan Traucki, Mar 2017
"90 Points / 4.5 stars. This wine has had the proverbial winemaking kitchen sink thrown at it, and i like it. 60% of the wine was fermented in barrel and kept on stirred lees for 8 months prior to blending with the un-oaked component. The resultant wine has flinty sulphide notes with textural almond meal and fig in spades. The wine does retain elegance with concentrated yellow peach at it’s core and a carefully constructed line of acidity that keeps the wines richer components from taking over." The Wine Reviewer, Mar 2017
"...Yellow stone fruits and canned peach syrup are in abundance with preserved lemon chipping away in the background. Acid could settle a little more but there's not much action here to keep me captivated. Perhaps a roast pork could be a call to arms?..." QWine, Feb 2017