Rare Treat from Consulting Winemaker
P.B. Burgoyne McLaren Vale Chardonnay 2014
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
The best way to think about McLaren Vale wine is to view the flavours as the maritime influence of the ocean frontage meeting the inland warmth.
Thus a Chardonnay from further inland, like the Barossa Valley will have fuller, riper flavours; while similarly a Chardonnay from nearby Adelaide Hills with a vineyard source, hundreds of metres higher, will appear crisper, leaner and tighter.
One of the reasons McLaren Vale is justly famous is because it promises the best of both worlds and each vintage is a little warmer or cooler in flavour from this norm.
This Burgoyne is yet another outstanding discovery by our consulting winemaker Nicholas Bourke, who frankly has added so much quality to our large range.
I find very good value in the Burgoyne and recollect he began his business in 1871 buying wines from McLaren Vale.