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Nick Spencer Chardonnay - Tumbarumba

Nick Spencer Chardonnay 2019 - Tumbarumba

Vintage: 2019 | Type: Whites | Producer: Nick Spencer Wine
Region: New South Wales
Alc: 12.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

94 POINTS
The Wine Front
95 POINTS
James Halliday Wine Companion
94 POINTS
The Real Review
95 POINTS
The Wine Front

$29.70: as part of any six
$33.00: single bottle
$356.40: per case of 12

This Chardonnay is made by one of our favourite NSW winemakers, the immensely talented Nick Spencer. Nick runs a small wine company dedicated to producing exceptional, hand crafted wines that honour the New South Wales landscape.

Producing award winning wines for nearly two decades, Nick’s passion and remarkable talent for considered, quality wines is evident in every bottle. He has worked for notable producers across the industry and most recently, proudly lead the team at Eden Road for almost a decade.

Nick has also received extensive industry recognition, winning the 2009 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, the National Wine Show Trophy for Best Shiraz in 2011; as a Len Evans tutorial scholar in 2011, as a finalist in the Young Guns of Wine award in 2011, and a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the year in 2014.

His 2019 Tumbarumba Chardonnay offers beautiful Chardonnay flavour but never loses its remarkable poise and refinement, typical of the Nick Spencer purist style.

What a great Chardonnay! Gary Walsh’s Winefront notes are spot on!

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Our notes

Subtle nose showing gentle cashew oak and honeysuckle with focused stone fruit and white flowers. The palate delivers a flavoursome attack with peach and melon fruit at the fore backed up by attractive quality French oak. It walks that tightrope between delicious rich Chardonnay flavour and bristling nervous acidity and precision. 

Beautifully crafted by Nick… what a great Chardonnay! CR.  

Reviews


94 POINTS
The Wine Front
Tumbarumba Chardonnay from Nick Spencer Wines. Been too long. Love the way Nick makes wine. This is pure Tumbarumba. It has power but most of it is up its sleeve. Its charms are suggested at. Honeysuckle, lemon curd, chalk, white peach and fennel. There’s a botanical note, don’t ask me to name it. Actually maybe I already have. The flavours drive through the palate as though there’s a task to be completed and it must do so. There’s some gather to the finish, a half turn, let’s call it a shy, and then it carries straight on, it has to. Maybe it’ll take one, maybe two, maybe it will be three but once these years have passed the seas will open and the glasses will fill and we won’t have time for regrets because we’ll be sailing. Drink : 2020 - 2026+

Campbell Mattinson


95 POINTS
James Halliday Wine Companion
JAMES HALLIDAY 95 Points Hand-picked Tumbarumba fruit, whole-bunch pressed to French oak puncheons, wild yeast and left on lees 11 months all of which has created a highly perfumed, rich and flavoursome wine. A mix of stone fruit, lemon curd and verbena; it's savoury and moreish. There's tension on the palate with the acidity keeping this tightly coiled and very fine. (Jane Faulkner), 1 August, 2019

Jane Faulkner


94 POINTS
The Real Review
Pale-straw colour. Lemon and white peach nose, with an attractive almond oil note adding interest. This is all about fruit - oak largely imperceptible. Pristine, piercing fruit greets the palate; green apple acidity and lemon essence. A wine of tremendous cool-climate energy and precision. Little doubt this will look even better by Christmas. Will reward a decade in the cellar. The Real Review, 15 August, 2019

Nick Butler


95 POINTS
The Wine Front

From the Maragle vineyard (450m ASL). 20% new oak, all puncheons. A warm but very nice vintage in 2019. The label has changed to look like the one here, except that it’s in a Chardonnay bottle.

Green melon and lime, small amount of struck match, cinnamon and honey oatmeal, some floral perfume. It’s silky then goes all nice and flinty, almond cream and spice, good cut of juicy lime acidity, long finish of gentle grip and precision. All just so. Lovely wine, and set to age very nicely, I’d say.

Gary Walsh


Producers notes

Nick Spencer Wines is a small wine company dedicated to producing exceptional, hand crafted wines that honour the New South Wales landscape.

Producing award winning wines for nearly two decades, Nick’s passion and remarkable talent for considered, quality wines is evident in every bottle.

Nick has worked for notable producers across the industry including Rosemount, Coldstream hills, Madew wines, Tertini wines, and most recently, proudly lead the team at Eden road for almost a decade.

Nick has received extensive industry recognition, winning the 2009 jimmy watson memorial trophy, the national wineshow trophy for best shiraz in 2011; as a Len Evans tutorial scholar in 2011, as a finalist in the Young Guns of wine award in 2011 and a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the year in 2014.

Nick made wine in Khakheti, Georgia for several years, has toured extensively through France, New Zealand and Californian wine regions and is a regular judge at many regional and national wine shows including Royal Sydney, Royal Queensland, Royal Melbourne and the New South Wales Wine awards.

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