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Bowen Estate Chardonnay

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Bowen Estate Chardonnay

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Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Light aromas of apple, pear and peach with creamy vanilla undertones precede a smooth, juicy but handsomely oaked and slightly withdrawn palate that will take some time to evolve its nutty, nougat-like complexity, charm and smoothness.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
89
Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
More complex than many of the neighbours with oak/grapefruIt savoury flavours and a rich texture that carries the strong fruit.
Rob Geddes MW
86
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Elegant, stylish and savoury, with a pure core of fruit tightly knit with creamy oak, this delicate, lightly spicy chardonnay is scented with floral aromas of peach, nectarine and cashew, lifted by waxy notes of cloves, ginger and vanilla. It's long and restrained, with fresh melon/peach flavour and nutty oak finishing with a hint of spice and soft acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
90
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
87
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
More complex than many of the neighbours with oak/grapefruIt savoury flavours and a rich texture that carries the strong fruit.
Rob Geddes MW
88
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; an elegant light- to medium-bodied chardonnay with a mix of citrus, stone fruit and a touch of cashew; good acidity helps sustain the length of the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
More complex than many of the neighbours with oak/grapefruIt savoury flavours and a rich texture that carries the strong fruit.
Rob Geddes MW
88
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
An elegant young chardonnay whose fruit is likely to lift and freshen. A lightly nutty, spicy perfume of melon and peach is backed by some pretty aromatic French oak. Smooth and polished, with surprising viscosity and texture, it remains reserved and restrained, in a juicy, if elegant style backed by nutty, waxy and creamy influences and fine, dusty phenolics. As its fruit develops, its slightly hot finish will settle down.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
88
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
More complex than many of the neighbours with oak/grapefruIt savoury flavours and a rich texture that carries the strong fruit.
Rob Geddes MW
86
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
More complex than many of the neighbours with oak/grapefruit savoury flavours and a racy acid style that carries the strong fruit.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Gentle nectarine and grapefruit flavours matched by subtle oak and balanced acidity; well made.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Smooth and juicy, with restrained, slightly candied peach, melon and lemony fruit and cashew/vanilla oak backed by spicy suggestions of cloves and cinnamon, plus a pleasing mineral aspect Ifs long and tangy, with a lingering lemon sherbet texture and a refreshing, mineral finish of tropical flavour.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Somewhat lean and citrussy on the bouquet and palate; quite grippy on the finish, with an acid cut for freshness.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
More complex than many of the neighbours with oak/grapefruIt savoury flavours and a rich texture that carries the strong fruit.
Rob Geddes MW
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A nicely composed and structured wine with fig, cashew and melon; backs off a little on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Frankly, a surprise. This refreshingly clean, elegant and crisply defined chardonnay has tightness and focus. Its lightly floral aromas of time juice, peach, melon and dusty cinnamon/cloves undertones precedes a smooth and vibrant but tangy palate in which fresh butter/vanilla oak is content to play second fiddle.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
More complex than many of the neighbours with oak/grapefruIt savoury flavours and a rich texture that carries the strong fruit.
Rob Geddes MW
85
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A smooth and nutty chardonnay with a peachy fragrance of melon and green cashew backed by floral aromas and creamy, leesy nuances of vanilla oak. Pleasingly balanced and delicate, its creamy expression of white peach and nectarine is partnered by fresh oak and soft acids. Finishes nutty, clean and vibrant.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
89

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