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Bannockburn Chardonnay

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Bannockburn Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Whole bunch-pressed, and taken direct (without settling) to a mix of barriques, puncheons and tank for wild fermentation; it was left on lees for 2 years to gain complexity, texture and natural stability. It has a achieved all these things without any loss of freshness; complexity to its savoury fruits is the big winner. 1000 dozen made.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Whole bunch pressed direct to a mix of French barriques, puncheons and stainless steel, wild yeast fermented and left on lees for two years. A wonderfully textured wine, powerful and rich, but so seamless there is no semblance of weight, stone fruit oak and acidity perfectly balanced.
James Halliday's Top 100 wines of 2012 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Mid gold, bright; a complex and surprisingly understated bouquet of peach, cashew, charcuterie and spice; the palate reveals silky texture and true breeding, with a long and expansive journey from start to finish; will stand the test of time with aplomb.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; a remarkable wine that has spent 2 years on lees in a mix of big and small French oak and stainless steel, with one-third going through mlf; still intensely focused and brightly flavoured, with great length; deserves a screwcap or, at least, Diam, for it will quite certainly outlive its closure.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A resplendently complex and rich bouquet is followed by a deeply textured palate; creamy/nutty nuances and lush white peach fruit, all counterbalanced by perfect acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
The grizzly bear face and booming laugh of Gary Farr are appropriate for a wine so rich and full of character. Opulent, complex barrel-ferment oak input is balanced by powerful fruit on the bouquet; the palate has concentrated, ripe fig fruit and oak. Overall, harmonious and balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium to full yellow-green; the bouquet is extremely complex, with pronounced high-toast barrel-ferment oak aromas, but on the palate intense melon and fig fruit comes up to balance that oak. Lots and lots happening here.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999

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