VINTAGE:

  • 2013

McWilliam’s 842 Tumbarumba Chardonnay

McWilliam’s champions the use of grapes planted in high altitude/cool-climate regions to deliver quality wines with crisp, fruit-driven flavours and our flagship McWilliam’s 842 Chardonnay epitomises this philosophy. The name 842 references the peak altitude of the Tumbarumba wine region at 842 metres above sea level.

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ALC/VOL : 13  %
COLOUR : Straw yellow
WINEMAKER : Adrian Sparks

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION : Grilled salmon cutlet with a burnt butter sauce

PEAK DRINKING : Drinking well now, but can also be cellared to develop over the next 10 years

REGION

Tumbarumba, NSW

AROMA

Intense and complex aroma of golden peach, ripe fig and honeydew melon. The fruit is supported by toasty cashew nut and biscuit notes.

PALATE

A powerful wine with great fruit intensity matched and balanced by creamy rich texture and the wonderful crisp slatey natural acidity of Tumbarumba. The melon and stone fruit flavours are perfectly ripe with a pure line of grapefruit acidity that drives the wine to fantastic depth and length, with an incredibly long, fresh and vibrant finish.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

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Huon Hooke
huonhooke.com

Light to medium yellow colour, with a more complex bouquet than the Appellation chardonnay, and a lot of finesse. Traces of honey, malt and minerals, with a faint dairy-like note (from partial malo?). A superb combination of complexity and subtlety, richness and delicacy. (A selection of the best grapes from the vintage. Two vineyards.)

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Campbell Mattinson
Wine Front

This is a chardonnay. It’s a pearler. It tastes of white peach, oatmeal, citrus and river stones, smoky/creamy oak then finishing the job beautifully. A seamless wine. A powerful wine. And impressively long too.