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2009 Strait Jacket Chardonnay
12 x 750ml Bottles
Cracka ReviewWestern Australia is home to great Australian Chardonnay and this wine certainly pulls its weight. First there is some exotic tropical fruits, bit of citrus with some creamy oak all tied up with juicy acidity. Not the biggest, not the boldest but a wine that slips down quick as a flash and perfect for a mid-week tipple.
Winemaker's NoteA vibrant green hued wine, the nose exhibits a wonderful aromatic drive bursting with stonefruit, fig and melon aromas and a hint of complexing toasty oak character. The palate like the nose is also complex with many layers of fruit flavours and a creamy midpalate from the barrel fermented components. Again the riper fruit characters balance well with the leaner more elegant citrus flavours. The finish is generous and long with a clean acid thrust.