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2008 Geoff Merrill Barrel Select Chardonnay

RRP:$24.00
12 x 750ml Bottles
Winemaker's Note
The colour is still very youthful in appearance. The aroma is a wonderful blend of citrus and fruit salad, subtle oak and the beginnings of complex secondary aromas that comes with bottle age. It shows some straw with subtle toast and cashew nuts. The mid palate has filled out while still retaining fresh acidity and excellent structure. The wine is just at the very beginning of its optimum for drinking. Its youthful freshness is still very strong but the complexities of age are just starting to display their potential.

This vintage will be remembered for a long time for the incredible heatwave that affected South Australia and the challenges associated with it. It began well, with many Winemakers and Viticulturists announcing it would be one of the greatest vintages we had seen in McLaren Vale. But once the heatwave struck, that all changed and a lot of fruit was damaged. Fortunately, many early ripening varieties like chardonnay were harvested prior to the heat in excellent condition, producing some very exciting wines indeed.
Wine Facts
Type White
Variety Chardonnay
Vintage 2008
Winery Geoff Merrill
Region McLaren Vale
Cases Produced 50,000-99,999
Website www.geoffmerrillwines.com
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