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2016 Redbank The Long Paddock Chardonnay

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    Cracka Rating

    RRP $14.99 per bottle

    Our Price $13.99

    Case Price

    $167.88 (12 x 750ml)

    cracka review

    The Redbank wines have been going from strength to strength lately, and this bonny, lighter style of Chardonnay would be just the thing for some gnocchi or a chicken caesar salad. It comes across as an un-oaked wine, and shows lots of delicate citrus, white stone fruits and dairy smells on the nose. The palate is fresh, vibrant and a little bit creamy, with lemony flavours cutting through leading to a bright, cleansing finish. It's made to drink in the short-term, so chill a bottle down and hook in!

    expert reviews

    James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
    To 2013
    Australian Wine Companion 2013
    87
    James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
    Glowing green-yellow; a generously flavoured wine with very good bottle-developed complexity to its ripe stone fruit and grapefruit flavours. More or less ready now.
    Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
    90
    Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
    This is a label of the Hill Smith family group and is sourced from the King Valley. It is clean, focused and attractive drinking, with ripe, sweet fruit and a nicely balanced finish.
    Quaff 2009 2008
    Ken Gargett (2006 Vintage) says
    The long paddock was the strip along side roads and highways where stockmen used to spell their cattle when food was sparse. Why the makers of this wine think that winemakers do the same thing—the back label says they do—is beyond me. Whatever. This is a lovely lighter style of chardonnay with a creamy texture and good underlying acidity. Leaner and more herbaceous than many, it will appeal to jaded sauv blanc drinkers.
    Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
    87
    Peter Forrestal (2005 Vintage) says
    A budget-priced white from the King Valley that has ripe melon flavours and lively cleansing acidity.
    Quaff 2007 2006

    winemaker's notes

    A pale gold colour with green tints. Lifted aromas of white nougat and citrus zest with underlying notes of peach and fresh green herbs. The palate is crisp and fresh with generous flavours of feijoa and lime curd and a fine creamy texture on the mid palate. Ready to drink on release and for up to two years. Enjoy served with a Thai style stir fry with lemongrass, or salmon fillet with a lemongrass and lime glaze accompanied by a side of Asian greens.

    Alc/vol: 11.5%

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