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2015 Redgate Chardonnay

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There’s a kind of predictable greatness to Margaret River Chardonnay. So much so, that we rarely see a dud bottle and want to share the excitement with you. If you were planning a roast chicken then you should pair this wine and see what all the fuss is about. It shows peach and nectarine with a slight baked biscuit complexity. A vivid fruit palate of stone fruit and nutty oak follows before a fresh, citrus finish. Drink it now or cellar with confidence.

Winemaker's Notes

A complex array of ripe white peaches, nectarines and subtle shortbread notes on the bouquet of this whole bunch pressed, Margaret River style Chardonnay. The palate exhibits the characteristics of the bouquet combined with a creamy texture, followed by a persistent tight, tantalizing crisp finish. Perfect with roast chicken.

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2015 Redgate Chardonnay

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Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Still lean and youthful, with a simple, buttery, slightly tropical and confectionary bouquet and a rather greenish, sweet-sour palate that lacks great integrity. While it just needs some time to flesh out, its oak could be finer and better integrated.
2013- 2016
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
87
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A restrained, elegant chardonnay whose bright aromas of nectarine, melon and lime juice reveal scents of ginger and mineral, with a background of sweet, fine-grained oak. It's presently rather closed and nutty, with what appears to be a dulled-down expression of melon-like fruit that has perhaps not really recovered after bottling, it does however have some pleasing length and a nutty, savoury finish.
The Australian Wine Annual
89
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
A full bodied chardonnay showing the classic power of Margaret River. Stone fruit and quince paste on the nose with some almond roastings and a little creamy peach character. The grapefruit tang lifts the finish. Nice wine.
The West Australian Wine Guide
89
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Full green-yellow; hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed and barrel-fermented; the wine has crisp, citrussy acidity on one side, white peach, nectarine and creamy cashew on the other. The tension they create is very good, drawing out the length of the palate and the finish.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2013
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright green-yellow; right in the mainstream of the elegant side of Margaret River chardonnay, with white peach and grapefruit to the fore; subtle cashew and oak nuances run through the precisely framed and balanced palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
91
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Scented with a fragrance of white peach, nectarine, creamy vanilla oak and suggestions of mango and paw paw, it's long and luscious, fluffy and creamy. Underpinned by fine soft phenolics, it culminates in a lingering core of Vibrant fruit and finishing rather elegantly with fresh, clear acids moving seamlessly from juicy fruit to fine-grained oak.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
92
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
An outstanding follow-up to the 2007 and marking a continuing evolution of classy white wines from Redgate. A mix of meal and grapefruit on the nose with touches of cashew and peach. Palate displays a rich texture with a lifted mineral and grapefruit character. Complex nougat character adds some palate richness and texture. Class.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Like the Sauvignon Blanc, very pale; very light and crisp, seemingly early picked; does have length and development potential; citrussy tang.
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2009
89
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Finely crafted, this smooth, balanced and tightly integrated young chardonnay marries its fresh, lively expression of ruby grapefruit, peach and pineapple with creamy vanilla oak and refreshing lemony acids. It's long and restrained, but just lacks the fruit emphasis for a higher rating.
2009-2012
Australian Wine Annual 2009
90
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
Plenty going on in this complex Chardonnay. A mix of meal and grapefruit on the nose with touches of cashew and peach. Palate displays a rich texture with a lifted mineral and grapefruit character. Lovely complex nougat character completes the palate.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A faint touch of reduction; highly focused, with tight green apple, melon and citrus fruit, the oak restrained.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A vibrant, balanced and finely focused chardonnay whose fresh, restrained aromas of lemon, grape-fruit and white peach are neatly backed by nutty vanilla oak. It's juicy, round and generous, but also long and shapely, with lightly spicy oak and refreshingly tangy acids adding depth and definition to its deliciously clean and flavoursome fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
93
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; crisp, lively and very elegant; stone fruit, grapefruit and citrus married with subtle oak and fine acidity. Very different to the usual more muscular Margaret River style.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Vibrant floral and mineral aromas of fresh citrus and melon fruit overlie restrained nuances of fresh vanilla oak. Smooth and polished, its sumptuous but elegant palate of peach, grapefruit and melon flavours reveals dusty undertones of vanilla and cashew-like oak. It finishes with refreshing and lively acids, and a lingering core of tangy, lemony fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
91
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Elegant and intense; perfect balance and integration of oak and nectarine/grapefruit; long palate and finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Lightly herbal grapefruit aromas are rather subdued with flat and slightly rubbery under tone, while the palate is unusually hollow lacking intensity and shape. The oak is assertive but rather cardboard-like.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
82
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Lightly hessian-like oaky aromas with tropical, grape-fruit and peachy fruit, before a pleasingly smooth and creamy palate of pineapple and grapefruit flavours and fresh, lightly herbal acids. Better oak would have helped hugely.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet is complex, with obvious barrel-ferment inputs, but not over the top. A powerful wine on the palate, with concentration, but still curiously bound up. Its best years are to come.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
88

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