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Bindi Wine Growers Quartz Chardonnay

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Bindi Wine Growers Quartz Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; in the typically tight, restrained, slow-developing style of Bindi, needing some years yet to start revealing all its secrets; the way the slatey acidity is built into the grapefruit flavours of the palate is virtually unique to Bindi, the oak eaten by the fermenting wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Gleaming green-straw; superbly structured and staggeringly intense and long; the wine has completely obliterated the oak, leaving its purity and length on full display. Will have tremendous longevity.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; improbably though it may seem, this takes the purity and intensity of'09 Composition to another level; the flavours persist in the mouth for an astonishingly long time after the wine is swallowed, fruit, acid, oak and mineral so seamlessly intertwined it is impossible to separate them.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
A strong family style, something special, licks of fragrant honey and floral concentration, offering palate richness and density without seeming heavy or manipulated.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
While shares similar complexity to that of Composition, this has far more intensity and precision throughout, with tremendous thrust to the finish and aftertaste; great wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
The cool, quartz-crusted Bindi vineyard produces stunning, defined and intense chardonnay, crafted into superb shape by the winemaker's winemaker, Michael Dhillon. Fine citrus and nectarine fruits, and striking minerality; the winemaking serves to finesse the inherent fruit character. Ripples with intensity, refined, long and powerful.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; distinctly finer and racier than the Composition, but slightly less complex; 6 of one, half a dozen of the other
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A sophisticated, taut and stylish chardonnay with excellent length and balance. Its restrained and slightly oaky bouquet opens to reveal layers of citrus, melon and pineapple over wheatmeal and floral nuances. Its smooth, measured palate seamlessly marries restrained but piercingly intense flavours of melon, pineapple and grapefruit with spicy vanilla oak, before a lingering austere and mineral finish of chiselled acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Shows an enormous increase in power, concentration and complexity, yet retains finesse thanks to its mineral core; here, too, the oak plays a pure support role.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A richly textured and handsomely structured chardonnay that simply needs time. Its floral perfume of citrus and melon fruit overlies tightly knit, spicy new vanilla oak influences while its long juicy palate has a babyfat-like texture that culminates in a typical mineral finish of tightness and austerity. Delightfully complex, finely balanced and tightly focused.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Distinctly tighter, more minerally and more intense than its brother; very long and fine, headed towards Aloxe-Corton or Chablis; marvellous wine. From the heaviest, quartz-laden silt stone soils.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A chardonnay of exceptional brightness and crystalline minerality. Its vibrant floral perfume of peach and citrus fruit reveals undertones of nutty, biscuit-like, creamy oak, while its palate unfolds layers of intense, complex flavours and textures. Remarkably long and focused, finishing with a brittle austerity.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Racy, minerally chardonnay of exceptional length, balance and tightness. Its jasmine-like fragrance of honeysuckle, lemon and nutty, spicy oak precedes a tight-knit palate of length and restraint. Its concentrated sweet core of vibrant citrus fruit integrates tightly with restrained oak, before a lingering finish of bracing acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A slightly more restrained bouquet, but again, extraordinary concentration, length and aftertaste. The same dynamics at work.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; a complex, rich and deep bouquet offers melon, fig and beautifully handled oak; the rich, round, smooth palate once again has an interplay between the melon, fig and peach on the one hand, and fine French oak on the other. 140 alcohol, and quite different in character from the sister Wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet offers a subtle yet complex interplay between ripe nectarine fruit and oak; the palate is typically concentrated and powerful, yet held in a tightly contained mould.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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