2023 Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay stands alongside its older sibling, the 2023 Tiers Old Block, as an equal but with the subtle differences induced by its close spaced, French clone, earlier ripening habit. Both wines are truly outstanding vintage examples of the Tiers special terroir.
It is a buttercup green-yellow colour, very similar to its older vine sibling. The aroma is of pear, fig and honey and with the slight brioche and cinnamon complexity of the yeast and oak. The flavour is intense, fruit ripe and fresh. The aroma is dominated by the intensity of the Chardonnay fruit. The flavour reflects the aroma with significant length of flavour. The trade-mark Tiers texture is offset by the acid and grapefruit finishing cut of the Tiers 1.5m Vineyard.
The late ripening of a small crop in cool, dry and sunny conditions, has defined a “near perfect” expression of Chardonnay from the unique and distinguished Tiers 1.5M Vineyard terroir.