The 2014 Marchand & Burch Villages Chardonnay is the newest addition to the Marchand & Burch Australian Collection, alongside the original Marchand & Burch Chardonnay and the Marchand & Burch Mt Barrow Pinot Noir.
Sourced from the Great Southern of Western Australia, this chardonnay is designed for people who like a lighter, more refined style of chardonnay where the oak impact is minimal, the fruit is pristine and the quartz-like acid gives a flinty edge to the finish.
Acclaimed wine critic Winsor Dobbin reviewed the 2014 Marchand & Burch Villages Chardonnay, awarding it an impressive 94 points:
“Marchand and Burch is a joint venture between French-Canadian winemaker Pascal Marchand and the Burch family, owners of leading West Australian winery Howard Park, among others. Whether it is the winery impact of Burgundy-based Marchand, or the quality of the fruit from the Porongurups in the Great Southern, anyone tasting this wine blind could be forgiven for thinking it was Burgundian. There is a lively minerality and purity here. I love the structure and restraint. There is so much happening here it is like a novella in a bottle. A wine of elegance and structure that is under-priced at $37.” 94 points
Tony Love of the West Australian Sunday Times Magazine publication also reviewed the 2014 Villages Chardonnay, awarding it 4.5/5 stars:
“The joy in this wine is its restraint. Oak and yeast are toned back so the flavours of pear and nectarine can be fully appreciated from start to finish.” 4.5 stars
Winemaker Janice McDonald shares the following wine notes for the 2014 Marchand & Burch Villages Chardonnay:
This chardonnay has a subtle bouquet of white field flowers, meringue and citrus zest. The flavours and textures of finely ground nutmeal and lemon curd, give weight to the palate whilst a fine stony acidity adds length and crispness.
You can download the full tasting note for the 2014 Marchand & Burch Villages Chardonnay here.
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