From the winemaker…
Pale straw appearance. Complex aromas of almond, hazelnut, dried stone fruit, nutmeg and cinnamon fill the glass. The rich pallet offers various layers with orange peel, hazelnut and ripe stone fruit flavours shining through. Undertones of nutmeg and crushed oyster shell adds a savoury complexity to this bold Chardonnay. Powerful and rich,this wine has a creamy texture with an intense citrus finish.
The ‘Wine Thief’ is the winemakers best friend, being a widely used tool for sampling wine directly from the barrel. After many hours of barrel tasting (a tough job), a unique selection of individual barrels from wines are chosen to create this distinct blend. These are them fermented naturally with indigenous yeasts and very minimally handled through to bottle. The resulting wine is a richly textured and opulent style of Chardonnay with power and grace.
2018 Special Selection Wine Thief Chardonnay Tasting Notes
2018 Vintage: Sam Kim – Wine Orbit (95 Points)
2018 Vintage: Bob Campbell – The Real Review (4 Stars)
2018 Vintage: Cameron Douglas (92 Points)
Why we like it…
This is a superb wine – rich, textured and with a real weightiness and flavour.
…and we love the name!