Orlando Hilary Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2021
Orlando is one of the oldest brands in Australian wine, having been established in 1874 by the Gramps family.
Hilary Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is a thoroughly modern and elegant Australian Chardonnay that offers a creamy style with subtle flavours and approachable character. The restrained use of oak balances the quintessential Adelaide Hills fruit character. Carefully selected parcels of fruit were fermented individually in a combination of new and one year old 300L and 500L French oak barrels. Partial malolactic fermentation was used to build texture while retaining freshness. A selection of specific barrels was used to create a balanced blend.
Barrel fermented and matured 9 months in oak. Hilary brings an air of elegance and complexity in creamy, lees-derived aromas of honeysuckle and nougat with white peach and nectarine. There's a quiet power there, built around a solid foundation of quality fruit and oak and fresh, driving acidity. - Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion, Published 04 April 2022, 93 Points
The Finer Details
Style - White Wine
Varietal - Chardonnay
Country - Australia
Region - Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Vintage - 2021
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%
Closure - Screw Cap
Cellaring Potential - Up to 2025