"2013 seems to be a bit more crowd-pleaser’y”, says Kate McIntyre MW of Moorooduc Estate, “the complexity of the 2012s, which tend to be more tight and savoury, is very different to these more generous expressions”. New oak is down to 20% in the chardonnays of Moorooduc Estate – another shift in the program in recent years. The vineyard was planted in 1983. Best barrels go into this wine. Exotic fruit scents, quince, pawpaw, ripe tropical citrus, but also shows nougat/cedar oak, spice, intense chardonnay hit. Racy, lean, tightly wound and pushes with great flavour and thrust across the palate. Fine detail, complexity, flesh of fruit. It’s very good. Built for long life in cellars too."
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front
"This wine represents the pinnacle of style and quality of Moorooduc Estate ‘McIntyre Vineyard’ Chardonnay. A result of a stringent fruit selection from our oldest chardonnay vines, this wine expresses the unique characters of this vineyard site. Vinification: Hand harvesting, whole bunch pressing, 100% wild yeast fermentation in French oak barrels, 25% being new. Natural malolactic fermentation (100%) in barrel, 10 months in wood on lees with 1 racking prior to bottling."
Kate McIntyre MW - Moorooduc Estate