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Bress Gold Chook Macedon Chardonnay

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

The gold chook wins the prize. But what wine to drink with a prize winning chicken? This Bress Chardonnay would surely rate right up there, its combination of richness and fine acidity making it a wine to drink with any serious fowl. Delicious Macedon Chardonnay.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: A vibrant and pristine medium golden straw with green tinges.

Nose: The wine offers a complex array of fruit aromas of white peach and nectarine. The oak aromas are of char and vanillian spice.

Palate: The wine is tightly packed full of fine fruit flavours of grapefruit and other citrus. Lees stirring has ensured that the oak characters are beautifully integrated into the wine, giving the wine structure and adding power, balance and a savoury richness.

Whilst enjoyable now, this wine will reward careful cellaring for up to 5 years.

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Bress Gold Chook Macedon Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Pale gold, green hue; cool citrus blossom and fennel aromas emanate from glass, with bath talc also a feature; the palate reveals a taut and racy framework of citrus fruit and lemony acidity, with the finish providing a long tail of grilled hazelnut from well-handled use of fine French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
This beautifully elegant Chardonnay is evidence that Adam Marks' reflective winemaking approach flatters not only pinot noir and shiraz. Retaining the majority of tense malic acidity in the cool '11 season was a daring decision, but it is tactically offset by controlled white peach and grapefruit expression and an undercurrent of mouthfilling mineral texture.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the tight and incisive nature of well-grown Macedon chardonnay sets the scene; fine white peach and grapefruit are set in a fine web of oak from barrel fermentation and 12 months' maturation in French barrels.
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This is the top-tier chardonnay from Bress, and it delivers cool and restrained Macedon Ranges style with an innate sense of balance. White peach and honeysuckle on the nose, and some nutty French oak too; in the mouth, there's plenty of juicy acidity and a lozenge-like finish that lingers elegantly on point.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright green-straw; marries tightness, complexity and finesse on an extremely long palate framed by the natural acidity of Macedon.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A restrained and elegant cool-climate chardonnay that's seen just the right service in the winery - not too much tinkering, just subtly complexed. With peaches and pears - some citrus here too - the palate adds nutty cashew flavours and a late toasty twist through the very back. Great balance and textural ride.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green;both the aroma and flavour attest to the cool climate, with nuances of lemon and herb, yet in no way pointing to unripe fruit; the delicate palate is very fresh, the oak a largely unseen hand.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009

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