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Banrock Station Semillon Chardonnay

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The good people at Banrock Station donate money from every bottle of wine to a conservation project, so by buying this wine you might be aiding an endangered species. The wine itself will become an endangered species too because it’s so damn slurpable. The pairing of Semillon and Chardonnay has created a blend that’s vibrant in lemon with a melon lift. The palate is all about citrus, peach and melon as well as some toasty oak making for a well structured wine with a clean, long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The Banrock Station Semillon Chardonnay displays lovely lifted citrus notes with lemon backed with peach and a hint of melon. On the palate citrus and stonefruit characters of lemon and white peach are present. This is well complemented with some complex toasty flavours. A cleansing mineral structure gives good length and a clean finish.

Food Pairing: Enjoy served with a marinated chicken salad.

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Banrock Station Semillon Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Lemony bouquet with some very simple oak. Quite complex on the soft palate, with nice creamy lees and light, refreshing citrus flavours. Has weight and balance.
Winestate 2009
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
The Riverland is one of the big losers with the current troubles being caused by the drought but Constellation's Banrock Station continues to offer clean, fresh and uncomplicated whites that make for good drinking.
Quaff 2009 2008
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A particularly well-made wine at this price; tangy citrus, lemon and nectarine mix; fingering finish. Unoaked, of course.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Toasty, nutty, honeyed aromas and a delicate palate with layers of citrus, tropical, honeyed and nutty flavours.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Nicely balanced fresh and crisp; juicy lemony fruit; excellent value.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
A straightforward white with fresh, clean and lively grassy flavours.
Quaff 2005 2004
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2000 Vintage) says
This is great value (how many times have we said that in this book about Banrock wines?) While it's almost two years old already, this light, easy-drinking quaffing white from BRL Hardy's environmentally aware vineyard in the Riverland is still showing lively, fresh flavours of citrus fruit balanced by a savoury dryness. Drink with pan-fried white fish.
Quaff 2002 2001

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