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Best's Great Western Chardonnay

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Best's Great Western Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; a beautifully made wine, the epitome of elegance, white peach effortlessly spanning the long palate, French oak a near-invisible network. There is little left to say.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Smooth and sweetly fruited, happily bucking the modern trend, this gentle and refined chardonnay has a delicate bouquet of white peach and creamy, nutty, vanilla oak backed by nuances of pineapple and wheatmeal. It's pleasingly viscous without being oily, delivering a bright, juicy palate of medium weight, fine length and soft acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Finely honed, fresh and juicy, this clean, refreshing and uncomplicated chardonnay has a vibrant, floral and lightly toasty bouquet of stonefruit, melon and clean vanilla oak. It's mouthwateringly bright expression of pure, tangy lemony fruit extends long down the pithy, textured palate, finishing with delightful focus, freshness and balance.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Delicate scents of green olives, cloves and cinnamon with undertones of grilled nuts and wheatmeal overlie suggestions of stonefruit. It's forward and quite oily, with a juicy presence of nectarine and peach flavours that become more mealy, savoury and spicy towards a finish of soft acidity. Perhaps likely to gain more elegance and length with time in the bottle.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Well-judged winemaking with plenty of fruit power, generous rounded balanced with the oak giving complex flavours.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Aromas of melon, nectarine and a whisp of toast; good flavour, with bright acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Medium in weight, this nutty and savoury young chardonnay marries a ripe, juicy presence of meion and lemon rind-like fruit with an underswell of buttery/vanilla oak, dried flowers and wheatmeal. It's heavily worked for Its modest depth of fruit, but will rebound with more generous and forward fruit. For the moment, however, it's possible to detect some rather herbal edges and green olive-like notes.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Very well crafted; smooth melon, peach and nectarine fruit glides across the tongue, with oak a minor player.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Tight, restrained and very youthful citrus bouquet; elements of roasted nuts, and fine, vibrant acidity on the quite ample and long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Just a fraction candied, this elegant and shapely young chardonnay has a smoky, lightly funky, creamy and meaty expression of tangy quince, cumquat, melon and lemon-like fruit neatly tied together by crisp, taut acidity. It's complex and elegant, with well-handled vanilla oak and plenty of length. It finishes with a cooked hint of skinsy character.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Ageing slowly; subtle oak and malolactic inputs; cashew and melon; good length and balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Very good green-yellow; fine, elegant melon and stone fruit aromas with subtle spicy oak, then a long, smooth palate with melon and grapefruit supported by an echo of oak. Understated and elegant in true Best's style.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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