Swinging Bridge Caldwell Lane Block A Chardonnay 2021
$ 52.00 incl. GST
Calwell Lane was originally the Balmoral Vineyard planted by Rosemount. An electrically charged top flight expression, it certainly shows the step up. Barrel fermented and matured nine months in French hogsheads, 20% new.
“Single vineyard expression from a cool-er year in Orange, grown at 900m.
There’s a vegetal element in this wine, parsley root, fennel, crushed rocks that add nice savoury/earthy element. But also you get glazed almonds, fleshy melon, white peach, subtle nutmeg and the sweetness that comes with baking spice. Nougat too. Acidity is very fresh, elevated, limey with a green apple twist. It’s a very pretty, clean expression with lots of freshness. Flavours are invigorating with a hint of sour cream, lime curd type of fluffy texture in the mid-palate and yellow grapefruit to finish. Fine and detailed wine.” 93 points, Kasia Sobiesek, Winefront
Swinging Bridge / Orange, Nsw
A Defining Estate In The Emerging, High Altitude Region Of Orange, Nsw
Swinging Bridge was established in 1995 by Tom and Georgie Ward with their extended family, and has been under Tom and Georgie’s full stewardship since 2008. Now one of Orange’s leading and most noted producers, Swinging Bridge are pushing boundaries with experimental small batch wines (the #00s) complementing a solid offering of noble varietals from the region’s high altitude vineyards.