Sir Ian Botham and Bob Willis are two of the biggest names in the modern era of world cricket. Geoff Merrill’s reputation on the International stage of winemaking is equally impressive. A mutual passion for their respective professions, cricket and wine, drew them together during the English tour of Australia in 1978. Since then a lasting friendship has developed over many bottles opened and balls bowled.
The colour is a bright youthful straw with green hues. The aroma displays subtle creamy French oak notes which perfectly complement the honeydew melon and grapefruit characters.
The palate begins with a fruity burst of tropical flavours which move through to zesty citrus on the finish. The careful use of oak has added depth, structure and complexity to this already full flavoured Chardonnay.