"When I started RockBare, my goal was to make pure and intense wines, using only varieties that are suited to growing in the cool, maritime climate of South Australia's McLaren Vale; Chardonnay, Shiraz and Grenache. These wine varieties are my passion, and McLaren Vale was the logical choice of region to pursue my dream. Six years down the track, and my heart still lies firmly with these noble varieties. Nothing more..... Nothing less." Tim Burvill - Winemaker
Get the oak out and let the fruit shine!
External Reviews for Rockbare Chardonnay Mclaren Vale
Light straw-colored, it offers an attractive nose of pear, lemon-lime, and white peach. Medium-bodied, the mouth this supple-textured Chardonnay delivers mouth-filling poached pear and baked apple flavors, excellent depth and concentration, and a long, fruit-filled finish. It is an outstanding value.
This is one of the best Australian Chardonnays I've ever had! Not overloaded with the palate-tiring oak of many California Chards, the Rockbare is fresh, bursting with tropical fruits, and finishing smooth and buttery. This wine rolls across the tongue like a poem. Amazing!
The 2002 Chardonnay is a brilliant example of an elegant, mineral-infused, citrusy (grapefruit, orange, and passion fruit), Chablis-styled white. Medium-bodied and restrained, yet displaying surprising flavor intensity, if tasted blind, it could be mistaken for a French premier or grand cru Chablis. Drink it over the next several years.
The 2004 Chardonnay offers up beautiful honeyed peach, apple blossom, orange rind, and assorted citrus characteristics presented in a medium to full-bodied, fruity style revealing a discriminating use of new oak. It should drink well for another 2-3 years.
Bright, spicy and appealing for its balance of ripe apricot and citrus and deftly integrated spicy oak, echoing on the silky finish. Drink now through 2005.
Stands apart from other Australian Chards for its restrained lemon and apple oriented flavors and an infusion of mineral and spice aromas that are reminiscent more of Chablis than anything from down under. Beautifully balanced acidity and texture keeps the wine poised on the palate, and makes this the most "food appropriate" Aussie Chard available.
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