Onannon Chardonnay, 2016, Mornington Peninsular

March 30, 2019



Onannon Chardonnay, 2016, Mornington Peninsular



www.auswineonline.co.uk - £ 27.00


Tasting date - 22/03/2019



Appearance - Pale lemon


Nose intensity - Medium plus but opened up to Pronounced after a few hours open


Primary aroma - Lemon, golden delicious apple, peach, nectarine 


Secondary aroma - Toast, smoke, cream, butter


Tertiary aroma - None



Sweetness - Dry


Acidity - High acidity


Tannin and nature - None


Alcohol - Medium plus


Body - Medium plus



Intensity - Pronounced (just)


Primary flavours - Green apple, pear, lemon, grapefruit, nectarine and hint of apricot


Secondary flavours - Smoke, toast, cream


Tertiary flavours - None



Finish - Long but quite simple


Quality - Outstanding



Tasting Logic


Great balance between acidity and intensity of fruit making quite a refreshing style with still plenty of rip tropical notes. A long but quite simple length that will no doubt develop complexity as it ages, if it wasn't for the long aging potential of this wine then it would have been easy to label it very good but in 5-8 years this wine will have developed an outstanding level of complexity. In comparison to the Strargazer it does lack precision but it still sits in the outstanding category.


Australian Chardonnay is changing at an incredible rate with many producers doing partial MLF rather than full and picking much earlier to retain a natural acidity and lower levels of alcohol. The link to Burgundy is getting closer and closer and in some instances passed over so much that the leaner styles are coming from Australia. 


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