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2015 Taylors Estate Chardonnay

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If you love the taste of Chardonnay as much as we do, you’ll recognise that Taylors of the Clare Valley make a stunning range of estate wines using top quality Clare Valley fruit. Forget also what you know about the Chardonnay of old as this is leaner and less oaky than the wood chip wines of yesteryear. It’s lifted with white peach and nectarine as well as some subtle cashew oak character before stone-fruit and citrus collide on a creamy palate that’s long and luxurious.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: At release, the wine is a pale straw with a slight green hue to the edge.

Nose: Delightful aromas of white peach, nectarines, tropical fruit and citrus zest with a hint of cashew.

Palate: Fresh flavours of stone fruit combine with cashews and an underlying toastiness from the barrel fermentation to deliver a mouth-filling and enjoyable wine. The wine has a clean, elegant palate, a zesty acid backbone and long, persistent finish.

Food: Chicken with Mediterranean Herbs

Cellaring: This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2020.

Alcohol: 14.1%

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2015 Taylors Estate Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Vibrant green hue; pure nectarine and spice are evident on the bouquet; the palate is fine and fresh, with pure fruit and complex savoury notes of cashew and spice seamlessly in play.
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
91
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Beautifully developed, toasty, honeyed caramel complexity on the nose, and creamy, viscous, mouthfilling stone-fruit flavours with crisp acidity and a slightly hot finish.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2014
Australian Wine Companion 2012
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
87
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
A blend of Clare and Adelaide Hills fruit that was picked before the searing heat in this vintage. The result is a beautifully structured wine of complexity and finesse delivering a controlled minerally palate.
The West Australian, 2009 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Opens nicely with melon and peach fruit largely untrammelled by oak, but - as ever in the Clare Valley - falters on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
83
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
83
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Slightly cooked and under-ripe, with light, resiny and floral aromas of cumquats, melon and sweet butter/vanilla oak and nutty undertones. Round and oily, its palate of green olives and cashews, citrus and herbal flavours finishes short and cloying.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
83
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; toasty American oak drives the wine through both the bouquet and palate; less oak and more fruit would have made a better mix.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997
0

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