2016 CHARDONNAY, Finisterre, Robert Oatley. Margaret River, W. Australia
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Area: Margaret River is Western Australia's best know region, for good reason - the mild maritime climate produces elegant wines with natural freshness.
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay, whole bunch pressed, fermented and matured in new French oak, for 10 months.
Producer: Bob Oatley made his name as founder and direct or Rosemount in the heyday of the Aussie wine boom. Having sold that empire he set up his own brand, focussing on small lots of relatively fine wine in all the key areas. It is now managed by his son Sandy and winemaker is the renowned Larry Cherubino.
Old Bridge Rating: Classic New World Chardonnay (rich, creamy, oaky), but in a fresh, modern, lighter style.
£19.95 per bottle
£18.95 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£17.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles