WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Chardonnay
  • APPELLATION
    Victoria
  • ALCOHOL
    14.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    6 months in 800L barrels
  • PRODUCTION
    850 cases

90pts Wine Enthusiast: Medium-gold in hue, this Chard shows aromas of yeast, apple, pineapple, cheese, smoke, onion and a copper penny tang. The palate is oily in texture, with a fair amount of weight but an equally fair amount of acidity that highlights flavors of apple skin and juicy tropical fruit.

Gary Mills is the visionary, brains and hands behind Jamsheed. Originally born in Western Australia, Gary completed a Bachelor of Literature, before moving to Japan to study and work as an English teacher. Upon returning to Australia he had an epiphany during a brief stint as a Japanese speaking tour guide in Queensland, and began work in the vineyards of Margaret River.

Jamsheed represents the past and future of creative wines from down under. These wines break the mold of conventional philosophy toward Aussie wines. Not because he is doing something abnormal, rather the opposite. Gary views terroir as the sole focus of his wines and the expression is the goal. This is certainly not a 'new' concept. Moreover, Gary strives for flavor, precision and balance in his wines...again, nothing new here.

The Madame Chard is a cheeky little mistress. In the same vain as the other wines in the Harem series, the Madame is about good, honest, fun drinking. Mills' aim was to craft "a Chardonnay that tastes like Chardonnay - not bloody sauvignon blanc!" and he's nailed the MO. The fruit hails from sites within the Yarra Valley and Upper Goulburn (Mansfield), specifically from the cooler Coldstream sub-region off Spring Lane (Yarra Valley) and windy, granite-based Alpine vineyard (Mansfield).

TASTING NOTES 

The Madame Chard is a textured and vibrant white wine, filled with honeycomb and oak flavors, along with notes of bright lemon sherbet. Although intervention is almost non-existent, this wine has much complexity, depth and excitement to keep you going back for more.