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2013 Fermoy Estate Chardonnay

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    RRP $32.99 per bottle

    Our Price $28.99

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    $347.88 (12 x 750ml)

    expert reviews

    James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
    Pale, bright quartz-green; a complex, but particularly well balanced wine, with barrel ferment inputs on the bouquet and palate enhancing the varietal fruit expression; apple, stone fruit and citrus rind run along the tightly focused palate.
    Drink by 2019
    94
    James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
    Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
    90
    James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
    Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
    91
    James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
    Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
    90
    Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
    There appears to be a bit of funk in this excellent chardonnay. It's an elegant design with its lifted scents of apple and pear on the nose. A little mineral addition adds complexity. On the palate the richness and wonderful texture a strong points. Fine and focussed with a very long finish. The oak and fruit balance is excellent and that minerally grapefruit edge provides a precise mouth feel.
    The West Australian Wine Guide 2012
    92
    James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
    In the understated style of the estate, with stony components to the citrus and apple taking it firmly in the direction of Chablis. Will repay cellaring
    Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
    91
    Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
    Pure strong fruit-driven Chardonnay loaded with creamy nutty fruit and balanced with a clean citrus and acid mix. Well judge oak infused into the excellent fruit which shows power and length. Nice wine in the shorter term.
    Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
    89
    James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
    A very refined wine which goes against normal regional patterns with excellent length and line, but less depth and complexity; should repay cellaring.
    Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
    91
    Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
    Very good chardonnay from this excellent vintage. Mix of grapefruit and rich meal on the nose with a touch of crme Broulee. Palate is nutty and full flavoured with a fine acid and balanced oak to carry the finish. Texture is the key here as it is with most Fermoy wines.
    Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
    89
    James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
    A very tight bouquet and palate in marked contrast to the usual Margaret River style; citrus and stone fruit, with the oak barely visible; will grow slowly but surely in bottle.
    Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
    90
    James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
    Tightly controlled barrel ferment inputs to the complex bouquet; fines up on the palate, with more fruit focus; excellent finish and aftertaste.
    Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
    93

    winemaker's notes

    Appearance: Pale brilliant yellow.

    Aroma: There is medium intensity on the nose of vanilla, roasted oats and almonds, peach and apricot stone fruits, as well as aromas of dried pear and watermelon.

    Palate: On the front palate there is citrus, followed by generous stone fruits, supported by a creamy palate with oak flavours of roasted almonds and oats. The finish contains some sweet/savoury notes.

    Cellaring: This wine is bottled under stelvin and will continue to develop. Can be drunk now, or cellared over the next 7 to 10 years.

    Oak Detail: French oak 1st year and 2nd year 8 months.

    Varietals: 100% Margaret River Chardonnay.

    Alc/vol: 13.0%

    Awards:
    Bronze - 2013 Perth Royal Show

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