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Nick Spencer Chardonnay - Tumbarumba

Nick Spencer Chardonnay 2018 - Tumbarumba

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Whites | Producer: Nick Spencer Wine
Region: New South Wales
Alc: 12.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

The Wine Front
James Halliday Wine Companion
The Real Review

$28.80: as part of any six
$32.00: single bottle
$345.60: per case of 12

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Nick Spencer describes this drop as "Tumbarumba in a bottle". A great example of the region's chardonnay, Nick believes that the 2018 vintage has produced some of the best fruit he has seen in the past decade. Vibrant green apple and white peach aromas linger on the nose, with slight crushed rock notes. Beautifully restrained power in the palate, subtle complexity and a devine length. Smashing drop!

The Tumbarumba Chardonnay is fermented entirely in Stainless steel. The wine displays citrus and grapefruit characters in spades. The palate is vibrant with an explosion of grapefruit and white peaches and has a fine backbone of acidity which keeps the wine fresh and crunchy.

The fruit is grown on the Maragle vineyard in the southern corner of Tumbarumba. The vineyard lies at 450m / asl on light decomposed granite soils.

The fruit was hand picked and lightly pressed to stainless steel foil fermentation. The wine then matured in this vessel for 10 months on gross lees prior to bottling.

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Our notes

Cracking Chardonnay and clearly one of Nick's best wines.  This wine is one of our favourite Chardonnay's at the moment and we would recommend it without hesitation.  


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

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

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

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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