Mission Codename Polished Chromy
We return to Tasmania today, to Josef Chromy Wines and their freshly, fragrantly, fantastic 2014 Chardonnay.
This is the winery’s flagship white wine, and their most expensive. Don’t fret over that, though. We have a very special price for you on what are the final cases of this wine in the USA.
South of Melbourne, Australia, in the Tasman Sea, the island state of Tasmania makes some of the most interesting Pinot Noir that the wine world hardly even knows about. Like wine growing regions in Europe, Tasmania has a cool climate and the potential to make distinctly different wines than in the rest of Australia. The area grows primarily Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc.
Today’s wine is rich and layered on the nose, with aromas of freshly baked stonefruit tart, apricot, ripe yellow peach, Brazil nut, brioche, lime, river rock and subtle spice.
Incredibly juicy and delicious on the palate, with flavors of white hibiscus tea, fresh lemon, lime leaf, creamed honey, lemon curd, nectarine, white peach and subtle slate.
We love this tasty winner of a wine and we offer it to you with our heartiest recommendation.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
92 points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate - “The 2014 Chardonnay gives a great intensity of ripe peach and pink grapefruit notes with hints of baking bread, butterscotch and cashews. The medium-bodied palate offer great intensity with tons of stone fruit flavors supported by toasty / savory notes and a lively acid backbone, finishing long.”
What the Winery Says
- Jeremy Dineen
- Tasmania, Australia
- 8.8 g/l
- 12 months
- 33% new French oak barriques
- In barrel, with small proportions of wild ferment and malolactic fermentation for enhanced texture and depth.