"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.
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.
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.
Green-tinged yellow. Fresh melon and peach aromas are complemented by jasmine and subtle leesiness. Light-bodied honeydew and pear flavors are given a bitter edge by lemon pith and brightened by crisp minerality Finishes with sneaky persistence and an echo of citrus zest.
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!
This is ripe, delivering a mouthful of peach, pear, spice and cream flavors that mingle effectively on the long, lively finish. Drink now through 2010.
This pale straw Chardonnay has brilliant green hues. Its nose displays lemon, lime and subtle spice characters. On the palate, it offers white peach and pear characters that combine with a creamy/nutty mid palate and a cleansing lemon finish. This is ripe, delivering a mouthful of peach, pear, spice and cream flavors that mingle effectively on the long, lively finish. Green-tinged yellow. Fresh melon and peach aromas are complemented by jasmine. Light-bodied honeydew and pear flavors are given a bitter edge by lemon pith and brightened by crisp mineralogy Finishes with sneaky persistence and an echo of citrus zest.
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