Monarch Kaleidoscope Series Chardonnay 2015 (12 per carton)
Handpicked and whole bunch pressed, this Monarch Estate Chardonnay is barrel fermented in fine-grained French oak with wild yeast from the vineyard. It is light golden straw in colour. The nose shows lemon and white fleshed peach with hints of fresh fig and smoky savoury notes flowing into melon and caramel biscuit. The palate is powerful and tight, displaying classic citrus and creamy oak complexities.
While ready to drink on release, this wine should become even more multifaceted and complex with careful cellaring over the next 5-6 years.