2018 Geoff Merrill Botham Merrill Willis Chardonnay

2018 Geoff Merrill Botham Merrill Willis Chardonnay

Felix Gentle

"Ripe, peachy fruit, with grapefruit acidity. An elegant style."

Felix Gentle

Antoine Huray

"Peachy, big, ripe fruit, spices. Great value!"

Antoine Huray

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Felix Gentle

"Ripe, peachy fruit, with grapefruit acidity. An elegant style."

Felix Gentle

Antoine Huray

"Peachy, big, ripe fruit, spices. Great value!"

Antoine Huray

RRP: $35.00 per bottle45% OFF

$18.99

(buy 6 or more)

$19.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.00 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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Here's a Chardonnay like Australia used to always make. 

Harking back to the days when Chardonnay was full bodied and mouthfilling, this flavour packed white has bright peach fruit aplenty, plus sumptuous oak, and acidity that is just enough to keep things tight.

Made by an unusual group that includes former test cricketer Ian Botham, the late Bob Willis and winemaker Geoff Merrill, this wine it's all about flavour richness. We're talking lots of peachy fruit, buttery oak and then a surprisingly crisp finish.

Tech stuff

Chardonnay
Geoff Merrill
South Australia
2018
750ml
13%
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

The colour is a bright youthful straw with green hues. The aroma displays subtle creamy French oak notes which perfectly complement the honeydew melon and grapefruit characters. The palate begins with a fruity burst of tropical flavours which move through to zesty citrus on the finish. The careful use of oak has added depth, structure and complexity to this already full flavoured Chardonnay.

How was it made?

Sir Ian Botham and Bob Willis are two of the biggest names in the modern era of world cricket. Geoff Merrill’s reputation on the International stage of winemaking is equally impressive. A mutual passion for their respective professions, cricket and wine, drew them together during the English tour of Australia in 1978. Since then a lasting friendship has developed over many bottles opened and balls bowled.

Who made it?

Geoff Merrill has been making wines under his own label since 1980. He purchased the Mount Hurtle winery in 1985. The derelict building is now restored to its former glory and lies nestled in four acres of vineyard and garden with Tuscan inspired charm. The winery and 1500 square metre barrel hall completed in 1998 cope well with the rigours of modern winemaking. Geoff's winemaking philosophy is to make wine that allows regional, varietal and vintage expression without excessive winemaker intervention. Geoff specialises in shiraz and cabernet sauvignon and believes that great wine is a matter of balance. He strives for subtle, elegant and harmonious flavour, with an unwavering commitment to styles that can be enjoyed at table. Premium reds are released 3 years after harvest, while the reserve selection and Henley labels are held in the cellar for oak and bottle maturation for 5 years prior to release.