Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Chardonnay 2022
The grapes for this wine were harvested early to ensure that freshness and vibrant acidity is retained. Fermentation was in French oak, followed by maturation, where some of the French oak is new. A dilute yellow hue here, there is a gentle nose and even some elegance evident. Quite a refined style, which is not necessarily what springs to mind when one thinks of Chardonnay from the Barossa, but the team have overcome all obstacles, and a cracking vintage helps. We have notes of melons, citrus, a hint of apricot kernel and gentle cashews, even a dollop of the tropicals. Decent length here too and good balance throughout. Drink now and at any time over the next three to four years – this is impressive stuff.