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2015 De Iuliis Chardonnay

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Once you’ve got your mouth round pronouncing the name, you’ll have an easier time getting some of Mike De Iuliis’ wines into you. This is champion Hunter Chardonnay made by one of the regions’ star winemakers. Nicely weighted between subtle oak and melon with a creamy palate that’s vibrant with fruit and has a long finish. It would pair well with fishcakes or, for a more decadent match, lobster.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Pale straw

Aromas: Subtle aromas of vanillin oak and melon, with a hint of green pear. Oak and fruit are well balanced

Palate: A rich fruit palate combines with the creamy texture from the French Oak treatment. The aftertaste is clean, with lingering peach flavours

Alc/vol: 12.0%

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2015 De Iuliis Chardonnay

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Wine Companion (2014 Vintage) says
Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, barrel-fermented in French oak - an expensive route for a $19 wine. The Hunter Valley is in a purple patch with chardonnays winning major trophies left, right and centre. This is right in the mix, with pure varietal expression (white peach and pink grapefruit) cosseted by impeccable oak.
Drink by 2020
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
This is a bright, modern, fragrant and perfumed chardonnay of the Hunter, showing nectarine, quartz, charcuterie and cashew on the bouquet; the palate is forward and open knit on entry, yet tightens up on the finish, with a bit of grip, drawing out the finish to a longer than expected conclusion.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013
92

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