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2016 Ninth Island Chardonnay

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$239.88 (12 x 750ml)

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Tassie strikes again with this bonny, un-oaked Chardy that would be the bomb with some grilled fish. Aromas of tropical fruits and red apples float out of the glass, with hints of yellow citrus joining the party. The palate is lighter-bodied, crunchy and clean, with more apple and citrus in the flavours, zippy acidity, and a peachy finish.

expert reviews

Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
Fresh apples fuji and jonathon varieties. Starts out fresh and finely fruit driven and develops complexity into the middle with an apertif level of acidity and the finish is fresh layered and crisp. Has finesse and is great for the price
2013
Rob Geddes MW
89
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
This wine wears its cool climate origins on its pretty little sleeve. Low alcohol and packed with epic citrus of lime zest, kaffir lime and lemon, it's a restrained, structured style. Ultra zesty from start to finish, here's a chardonnay that could easily fill in for a riesling or semillon with a seafood entree. Unashamedly aromatic, there's no oak here, and there doesn't need to be.
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Pale straw, green hue; a tight and linear example with citrus the driving force; fine, fresh lemony palate, with a backbone of riverstone minerals and blanched almonds; long and racy.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
91
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Classic chardonnay fruit characters; it looks rich and fragrant, ripe peach and stone fruits, very ripe, some rockmelon here too. The palate has some cool-climate acid verve, plenty of ripe flavours in the stone fruit spectrum, simple and intense.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Has intensity and thrust to the long, lingering palate; not complex, but nor is it sweet. Most impressive at the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Bracing, fresh and crisp citrussy fruit; spotlessly clean; bright, minerally acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A flavoursome early-drinking chardonnay whose floral and green cashew aromas of tropical fruits, pear and peaches reveal a light, nutty background of vanilla and dusty oak. Forward and generous, it finishes with slightly under-ripe, herbal and sappy influences.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
85
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Light, but honest cool climate chardonnay, this fruit-driven wine has a lightly sweaty, candied aroma of green-edged tropical fruit, plus a forward palate of juicy stonefruit, apple and pear flavours. It's a little short, with some greenish acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
83
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
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James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium green-yellow; a crisp, clean bouquet with a mix of mineral, herb and mint aromas. A refreshing, cool-grown style, with lively, zesty lemony overtones to the crisp fruit on the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
86

winemaker's notes

This Chardonnay is made for your enjoyment, the palate is clean, fresh and vibrant with longer more stream-lined acid to balance the harmony between fruit flavour richness and a palate cleaning finish. This Chardonnay from the rolling hills of Tasmania is versatile enough to match with an array of foods such as Caesar salad, grilled white fresh fish and Mediterranean style dishes. Drink now.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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