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2014 PHI Single Vineyard Chardonnay
James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
P58 clone planted '85, hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, fermented in used French oak, 100% MLF, matured for 8 months on lees. A complex wine opens with restrained honeydew melon, white peach, pear, then a creamy/nutty overlay, coming back on the finish with citrussy acidity.Drink by 2022
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; a very refined style with primary emphasis on mouthfeel, texture and structure, paradoxically stemming from the fruit rather than the oak; it is creamy, yet fine, the stone fruit flavours subtle, the acidity gently drawing out the long finish.To 2020Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
This precise and delicate chardonnay is all about site. It comes from the Shelmerdine family's Lusatia Park Vineyard where the site, its aspect and microclimate produce wonderful fruit expression ideally suited to this minimalist winemaking approach. Winemaker Steve Webber has captured the site and variety perfectly.