2016 Ninth Island Chardonnay
RRP $24.99 per bottle
Our Price $19.99
$239.88 (12 x 750ml)
Fresh apples fuji and jonathon varieties. Starts out fresh and finely fruit driven and develops complexity into the middle with an apertif level of acidity and the finish is fresh layered and crisp. Has finesse and is great for the price2013Rob Geddes MW
This wine wears its cool climate origins on its pretty little sleeve. Low alcohol and packed with epic citrus of lime zest, kaffir lime and lemon, it's a restrained, structured style. Ultra zesty from start to finish, here's a chardonnay that could easily fill in for a riesling or semillon with a seafood entree. Unashamedly aromatic, there's no oak here, and there doesn't need to be.
Pale straw, green hue; a tight and linear example with citrus the driving force; fine, fresh lemony palate, with a backbone of riverstone minerals and blanched almonds; long and racy.Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Classic chardonnay fruit characters; it looks rich and fragrant, ripe peach and stone fruits, very ripe, some rockmelon here too. The palate has some cool-climate acid verve, plenty of ripe flavours in the stone fruit spectrum, simple and intense.Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Has intensity and thrust to the long, lingering palate; not complex, but nor is it sweet. Most impressive at the price.Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Bracing, fresh and crisp citrussy fruit; spotlessly clean; bright, minerally acidity.Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
A flavoursome early-drinking chardonnay whose floral and green cashew aromas of tropical fruits, pear and peaches reveal a light, nutty background of vanilla and dusty oak. Forward and generous, it finishes with slightly under-ripe, herbal and sappy influences.Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
Light, but honest cool climate chardonnay, this fruit-driven wine has a lightly sweaty, candied aroma of green-edged tropical fruit, plus a forward palate of juicy stonefruit, apple and pear flavours. It's a little short, with some greenish acidity.Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Light to medium green-yellow; a crisp, clean bouquet with a mix of mineral, herb and mint aromas. A refreshing, cool-grown style, with lively, zesty lemony overtones to the crisp fruit on the palate.Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
This Chardonnay is made for your enjoyment, the palate is clean, fresh and vibrant with longer more stream-lined acid to balance the harmony between fruit flavour richness and a palate cleaning finish. This Chardonnay from the rolling hills of Tasmania is versatile enough to match with an array of foods such as Caesar salad, grilled white fresh fish and Mediterranean style dishes. Drink now.