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2012 Scorpo Estate Mornington Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay

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This is the 'big dog' chardy from Scorpo, and it has quite a following, so why not jump in with the rest of the herd and try it for yourself. Compared to the Aubaine, it has a touch more oak, and appears richer in style, with smells of grapefruit, white peach and subtle roasted nuts rising from the glass to wrestle the nose hairs. The palate is medium-bodied and tightly-wound, with more yellow citrus flavours, a talcy mouthfeel, and flinty acidity that ensures it will kick on for a few years.

Winemaker's Notes

Vibrant green straw to the eye. This wine is concentrated, rich and powerful. The funky leesy oak nose with delicious Myer lemon, Golden Delicious apple, stone fruits and nougat notes further attests to its intricacy. More leesy complexity on the palate with fennel and vanilla with mushroom undertones. A deliciously generous and focused chardonnay.

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

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2012 Scorpo Estate Mornington Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
It takes excellence and challenges it to reach higher. It's complex and flinty with grapefruit and white peach flavours running pure and bright from start to finish. Fennel and cream notes play throughout, as do struck match/sulphide characters. 4 years young. Brilliant.
Australian Wine Companion
97
Mike Bennie (2012 Vintage) says
From Merricks North in Mornington Peninsula. The wine is fermented in new and old oak, then sulphured to stop malolactic fermentation occurring, and is left on lees without stirring – Scorpo house style. I like that they are released with age too, which also suits the lean, fresh intent of the wines. Moreish scents of nougat, light cashew nut whiffs, green apple, citrus peel, cinnamon. The palate is cool and restrained but shows a juiciness and light spice that ripples into mouthwatering acidity and clean, wet pebble-like mineral finish. Fine, gentle gloss to texture too. This is goooooood.
The Wine Front
94

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