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Murdoch Hill The Rocket Chardonnay - Adelaide Hills

Murdoch Hill Rocket Chardonnay 2022 - Adelaide Hills

Vintage: 2022 | Type: Whites | Producer: Murdoch Hill
Region: South Australia
Alc: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

97 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion
96 POINTS
The Wine Front
96 POINTS
JamesSuckling.com

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$497.70: per case of 6
$96.00: reg price

Prime Minister's Trophy - Champion Wine of Show - 2024 National Wine Show

"Right up there at the apex of Aus chardonnay these days, it feels. Lots going on here. Brilliant texture too, almost chalky with pucker, bristling with ticklish general minerality, understated in flint, lime, green apple, halva, alpine herbs and fennel. Feels very sleek and slick, extra long, finely and tightly wound but with drinkability in tow. Very precise. A gentle savouriness underlying, with green almond a feature, a feature in the lingering finish. Kaleidoscopic in feel. Excellent mod-Aus chardy."

2022 was an exceptional vintage delivering Chardonnay with great depth whilst retaining precise acidity. The mild conditions brought flavour development early allowing us to pick with excellent natural acidity. Yields were in balance and gave rise to some ripe stone fruits characters, white flowers, complex citrus characters and a fine mineral finish.

96 Points - Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

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Our notes

Last week Murdoch Hill’s 2022 Rocket Chardonnay was awarded the Prime Minister’s Trophy for Champion Wine of Show and Len Evans Memorial Trophy for White Wine of show at the National Wine Show in Canberra. The Rocket Chardonnay is crafted from Murdoch Hill's estate vineyards in Lenswood and Piccadilly, and is a selection of the very best barrels that offer the most purity, power and tension. This is world class Chardonnay - there’s no doubt that the 2022 Rocket is at the peak of Australian Chardonnay right now

It’s fair to say that after well deserved recognition like this, this wine is not going to be around for too long! Get in quick for your chance to buy Australia’s best Chardonnay.

Reviews


97 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion

The back label states: “Made on Earth by humans.” It is a truly heavenly chardonnay, with impeccable balance and mouthfeel, attributes it will retain as it matures in bottle. The fruit has the whip hand, not the oak.

James Halliday


96 POINTS
The Wine Front

Right up there at the apex of Aus chardonnay these days, it feels. Lots going on here. Brilliant texture too, almost chalky with pucker, bristling with ticklish general minerality, understated in flint, lime, green apple, halva, alpine herbs and fennel. Feels very sleek and slick, extra long, finely and tightly wound but with drinkability in tow. Very precise. A gentle savouriness underlying, with green almond a feature, a feature in the lingering finish. Kaleidoscopic in feel. Excellent mod-Aus chardy.

Mike Bennie


96 POINTS
JamesSuckling.com

Flint, nectarine skin, white peaches and chalk, a saline slake of mineral torque, pungent and saliva-sapping across the long, punchy finish. Classy oak embossment. Somewhere between the Jura and the nether of the New World, this is an exceptional if not highly stylised, mid-weighted chardonnay molded for the acid freak. Will age well, no doubt.

Ned Goodwin MW


Producers notes

The Artisan Series by Murdoch Hill is an exclusive range of handmade wines. These wines are made in small batches from a diverse range of vineyard sites throughout the Adelaide Hills.

Michael crafts the wines from vineyard to bottle using a minimalistic approach, utilising indigenous yeast, whole bunch fermentation and extended skin contact to best express the fruit and unique characters of each distinguished vineyard.

Our family has been farming the fertile soils of the Onkaparinga Valley since 1939 and in this time there have been many cattle grazing, hens laying, potatoes grown, flowers picked and since 1998 we have been passionately caring for our vines, and making great wines.

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