According to Tyrrell's information, 13% the grape of this Chardonnay is sourced from Tyrrell’s McLaren Vale vineyards and the rest from Hunter Valley vineyards. This wine received 5 months of oak treatment in French oak barrels. It has 13% alcohol.
I took advantage of Wine Library's free shipping deal and bought this 2002 Chardonnay for $7. Based on the purchase price, it is a high QPR wine.
Color: Pretty yellow.
Nose: Cotton candy, pear, slight oak.Palate: Nice citrus and fruit attack, bright acidity to keep the sweetness in check.
Body: Light to medium
Finish: Clean but short. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
This is a simple Chardonnay. Cooked cod fish with dill sauce for dinner which pair well with this wine. Decent food match.
Wine Enthusiast August 2003 - 01/08/2003
“A fresh, food-friendly wine, the Old Winery Chardonnay has passion fruit, papaya and fresh herb flavors, with a light nougat aroma on the nose. On the palate, it’s gravelly, and maybe a little spritzy. It’s not a full, creamy, toasty blockbuster-but that’s part if its charm.”