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2015 Frogmore Creek Chardonnay

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Frogmore Creek are doing some pretty spiffy, 'out there' stuff, and this Chardy is a ripper! Aromas of white stone fruits, grapefruit, nuttiness and a touch of savoury funk rise from the glass, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied, taut and pristine, with nectarine and citrus flavours, a lush creamy texture, zippy acidity, and a long, lingering peaches and cream finish. Stick it in the cellar for a few more years, or crack it open tonight with a creamy chicken pie.

Winemaker's Notes

Tasting notes: Floral fruit aromas. Well balanced flavours with well integrated oak, refreshing minerality.

Food matching suggestions: Went well with sage barbequed quail.

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2015 Frogmore Creek Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; a seductive and delicious wine that fills and caresses the mouth in way that is not in the Tasmanian mainstream, thanks to the absence of strident acidity. There is a creamy/nutty aspect to the white peach fruit from the barrel fermentation that adds to the expression of that fruit on the long, fine palate.
2021
96
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (2010 Vintage) says
This is a clean and refined Tasmanian with great penetration and length. The colour is light to medium yellow and there are nut, apricot and peach ripe-fruit aromas, fresh and vibrant. The palate is likewise, with intensity and drive, richness and length.
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, Aug/Sep 2012
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright green-straw; a seriously good wine, its climate/terroir speaking as clearly as its varietal character. While the barrel ferment oak characters are quite obvious, it is the intensity of the luscious stone fruit flavours backed by lingering minerally acidity that drive the palate. Chassagne or Puligny- Montrachet is the question.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
96
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright green-gold; has a complex bouquet without any single factor dominating; intense flavours, with seamless grapefruit and white peach woven through subtle oak. Gold medal Tas Wine Show' 10.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Abundant and rich stone fruit flavours, intense and not flabby; oak well balanced and integrated; very good mouthfeel and length. Gold medal Tas Wine Show '09.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light, bright colour; very attractive nectarine/white peach fruit and a touch of citrus; very good balance and mouthfeel. Nice. Top gold medal Tas Wine Show '09.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Considerable intensity and length; stone fruit and citrus mix; controlled but evident oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Surprising colour development, already with gold tints; the palate is tighter than the colour would suggest, citrussy, flinty, low alcohol flavours moving the wine towards Chablis in style.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Light to medium-bodied; complex barrel ferment and malolactic ferment inputs; nectarine/peach/citrus fruit; good balance and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94

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