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Austins Chardonnay

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Austins Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; a bracing blend of white peach, grapefruit and nutty oak has produced a chardonnay with considerable attitude and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Glowing green-gold; the bouquet is complex, with fruit and barrel-ferment oak in balance, but it is the palate that brings the intensity of the wine to the fore, with stone fruit and grapefruit flavours, textured minerality and acidity providing length.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright green-tinged hue; a vibrant and elegant style not common in Geelong; has impressive thrust and length, oak little more than a vehicle. Gold medal Geelong Wine Show '09.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A complex bouquet showing strong barrel-ferment inputs, the grapefruit and nectarine palate has good length and intensity, although still quite oaky.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Very nutty style, with ripe, spicy peaches filling the nose and powerful, astringent green flavours packing the palate.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Developed colour; somewhat broad yellow peach and melon fruit, partially offset by acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; clean and fresh, with elegant citrussy fruit; long and balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Moderate varietal character, intensity and weight; melon, stone fruit and cashew.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Powerful wine; oak and ripe, concentrated fruit battle for supremacy; punches above its 13 degrees alcohol.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the moderately intense bouquet has a mix of smoky barrel ferment and melon fruit; the palate builds intensity, with citrus and stone fruit supported by subtle oak. Maturing nicely.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
88
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet is clean, and quite fresh, with pronounced nutty/creamy malolactic fermentation influences. The same characters show on the palate, which has very nice feel and structure, once again with emphatic mlf characters, yet these do not strip the wine of fruit flavour and are not coarse.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
90

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