Coates The Reserve Chardonnay 2019 (Adelaide Hills, South Australia) "...pineapple, guava, spice..."
The Coates Adelaide Hills Chardonnay has been an ongoing staple of the range since 2009. This wine has always been a Reserve style with 15+ months oak ageing in a high proportion of new barrels. In 2015 we decided to make two Chardonnay styles; the traditional style which is now destined to become The Reserve Chardonnay, and a new wine - The Chardonnay.
Destined to only be available for a short time, based on pedigree, demand and volume available, the Reserve Chardonnay 2018, which Duane Coates describes as his equivalent of 'Premier Cru' from the Christmas Hill, vineyard has spent 17 months in 50% new fine grade French Oak.