Here is the flagship white for Evans & Tate, and it is certainly a stone fruit and savoury inspired number. There's lots of peachy smells and flavours in this wine, along with generous licks of toasted vanilla, funky savouriness and dried herbs. The palate is more medium-bodied and talcy textured, with bright acidity, and a touch of creaminess on the sauntering finish. Cellar for a couple of years, or enjoy tonight with some roast pork and crackling.
Appearance: Very pale straw with a youthful green rim.
Nose: Citrus, and lifted stone fruit aromas drives the nose of the wine with delicate savoury aromas of dried herbs, malt, shortbread and oyster shell.
Palate: A benchmark Chardonnay from Margaret River. Tight citrus / lime flavours with honeydew melon and white peach driving through the whole palate. The delicate savoury characters of dried herbs, fresh toast and malt from wild barrel fermentation on solids add intriguing flavour and textural complexity. This is a wine that rewards throughout the whole tasting process, directly on the front palate of soft fruit freshness that builds intensity on the middle palate with its savoury characters and finishing off with the lingering elegant French oak characters that make this wine such a standout.