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2013 Tuck's Ridge Buckle Chardonnay

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Here we have another single vineyard chardy from top producers Tuck's Ridge that has a bold personality. It's halfway between a buttery style, and a crisp style, so has the best of both worlds. Aromas and flavours of stone fruits, grapefruit and creaminess come to the party, along with a smattering of dried herbs to make things interesting. It's all supported by nutty oak, bright acidity, and a juicy finish.

Winemaker's Notes

A very individual Buckle Chardonnay, it has more citrus characteristics than earlier vintages from our prized Buckle vines, this is a sophisticated long, lean style. A short time in oak gives this wine the complexity it requires, but in a subtle non offensive manner. This vintage will age slowly but steadily, if you are patient you will reap the rewards.

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2013 Tuck's Ridge Buckle Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
93
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Raw and meaty, with a modest depth of melon and lemony fruit backed by nuances of wheatmeal, lanolin green olives and creamy, lees-derived influences, it?s tightly knit with sweet vanilla oak but wrapped in a somewhat alarming level of puckering acidity.
2013-2016
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
83
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The wine effortlessly establishes its range of fig, melon and white peach on a long and controlled palate, all the components of fruit, oak and acidity seamlessly woven together.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
95
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Stylish and shapely, with an oaky, if intense bouquet of melon and white peach backed by waxy, creamy, nougat-like undertones. Long and measured, it's smooth and quite viscous, with a tangy, rather fleshy expression of juicy lemon and melon-like fruit and creamy oak that seamlessly extends towards a lean and refined finish of taut acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; typical fragrant fruit on the bouquet, and exceptional intensity on the very long palate; grapefruit/citrus flavours are dominant, but stone fruit does have a say, the 30% new French oak barrels likewise. 2733 bottles made.
2020
Australian Wine Companion 2012
96
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Tight and primary, made with a modest input of winemaking artefact, this delicate young chardonnay has a faintly tropical scent of pineapple and grapefruit and a nutty hint of waxy vanilla oak backed by spicy nuances of ginger, clove and sage. Long and gentle, its fresh, focused and Macon-like palate wraps its tangy fruit in a bright acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual
92
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Light green-straw; an extremely fragrant bouquet of white peach leads into an intense and very long palate that is nonetheless delicate, so pure is the fruit, the oak seamless, the finish with juicy acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
96
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Brilliant straw-green; intensely focused wine, abounding with power and energy; has the layered complexity of great White Burgundy, and will live for many years to come thanks to the
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
97
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has great purity, finesse, intensity and length, grapefruit and nectarine creating the movement, oak merely the vehicle; will be long-lived.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
96
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Exceptional nectarine, citrus and melon fruit of great length drives a beautifully poised wine; oak incidental.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
95

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