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Bellarine Estate James' Paddock Geelong Chardonnay

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Bellarine Estate James' Paddock Geelong Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; has clearly defined cool-grown chardonnay characters of pink grapefruit and white peach on the bouquet and palate; barrel-fermented in French oak and 10 months' maturation have added a touch of toasty cashew, the finish lifted by crisp acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; vibrant cool-grown chardonnay; intense white peach and grapefruit flavours have absorbed the French oak in which the wine was fermented and matured for 10 months; delicate, lingering finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A powerful and emphatic wine, with strong nectarine and white clingstone peach framed by positive, nutty French oak. Needs food to calm it down.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright colour; oak asserts itself from start to finish even though the underlying fruit is quite bold.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Quite complex, particularly given its freshness; stone fruit, melon and citrus married with quality oak and good acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Light, fresh melon and a touch of creamy malolactic influence; fair length and acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Complex and intense; barrel ferment and malolactic ferments plus bottle development plus cool vintage all add to the texture and intensity.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Obvious barrel-ferment inputs provide complexity; stone fruit comes through on the palate and long finish; developing slowly.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89

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