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Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine Chardonnay

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Sourced from the cool climate vineyards of the King Valley, this fresh & modern Chardonnay really demonstrates how Brown Brothers move with the times. It shows all the characteristics we love in a chardy, lifted with peach and citrus with some judicious oak. The palate shows a balance between apple, stone fruit, has a nicely rounded texture and a refreshing acid finish. It matches the simplicity of smoked salmon on sourdough with some capers and cracked pepper.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: A golden colour in the glass with a youthful green hue

Aroma: This Chardonnay shows lovely aromas of melons and pear

Palate: On the palate the wine is crisp and vibrant with fresh stone fruit flavours and a long satisfying finish. The balanced oak handling adds interesting nutty characters to the wine

Food pairings: A pan-fried chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto drizzled in the cooking juices and served with a garden salad. Alternatively it would be a good accompaniment to a mild soft rind cheese such as brie or camembert

Peak drinking: Until 2019

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
A very honest, fresh and peachy chardonnay whose moderately intense but brightly lit stonefruit flavours and fresh cashew/vanilla oak present themselves in a smooth, soft and balanced style of medium weight and gentle acidity.
2013-2014+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
87
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Fresh stone-fruit aromas with fresh herbal nuances and delicate oak. Well-integrated stone-fruit/oak flavours follow through onto the palate.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Generous and toasty, with a fragrant and faintly spicy. cinnamon-like bouquet of peach, grapefruit, nectarine and lime knit with fresh vanilla oak. Forward and sweetly fruited, it's smooth and viscous, with a pleasing length of flavour finished by a balanced, fresh acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual
89
James Halliday says
Light to medium yellow-green; a spotlessly clean, fresh and flowery bouquet has a palate to match; ultra-user-friendly, not complex, but with delicious flavours.
2001-2002
Australian Wine Companion 2003
87

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