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2016 Deakin Estate Chardonnay

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Everyone loves a bargain when it comes to wine, but is it possible to get a bargain that tastes amazing? We think so and you will too when you try this tempting Chardonnay from Deakin Estate. You get more than just a fruit bowl of flavour here, with an approachable mix of citrus, pineapple as well as a subtle oak complexity. The palate delivers a wonderful mix of fruit as well as a layered intensity of vanilla and crisp acids. A wonderful wine for chicken or fish.

Winemaker's Notes

Deakin Estate Chardonnay grapes were harvested when riper flavours were most intense. Several different yeast strains were used to ferment different parcels of fruit which contributed to a variety of fruit and savoury nuances. One parcel was fermented with wild yeast and underwent malolactic fermentation, contributing to some subtle nutty flavours in the final blend.

Style: Fresh, balanced, elegant

Taste: White peach, pear, hints of citrus

Drink with: Roast chicken, salmon, creamy pasta sauces. Serve chilled

Cellaring potential: Enjoy now but will develop some complexities from short term cellaring

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2016 Deakin Estate Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
A prime example of Riverland chardonnay, with an attractive array of stone fruit, melon and fig flavours; a tribute to the vintage and discipline in the vineyard and winery.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
This is all about varietal fruit, not artefact; the flavours range from melon to stone fruit, braced by citrussy acidity.You really don't notice the absence of oak. Outstanding value.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; obviously not particularly complex, but punches well above its dollar weight, the fruit flavours crisp and fresh, with a subliminal touch of oak. Unquestioned value.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2010
Australian Wine Companion 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Smooth, measured and fruit-driven, with a lively, bright presence of tropical fruit, peach and nectarines backed by nuances of butter, cashew and vanilla. It's long and generous, with an uncluttered, restrained palate of stonefruit and creamy oak finished by a gentle, soft acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Has developed unexpected well in bottle, growing in flavour, without becoming broad, just ripe, gently mouthfilling stone fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Campbell Mattinson (2008 Vintage) says
I wouldn't bother looking at the rating if I was you. If you're in the market for a sub-$10 chardonnay you won't find a lot better than this.
What a spiffy little number ths is. It tastes of musk, toast, and peach but it reaches beyond your expectations because it has such good weight and, for the asking price, flavour.
Winefront Monthly 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
An honest, well-priced wine with yellow peach fruit and a touch of oak; screwcap a boon.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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