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Capercaillie Hunter Valley Chardonnay

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Capercaillie Hunter Valley Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light-bodied; attractive citrus edge to white peach and nectarine fruit with a nice touch of integrated French oak; has length.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
84
Ken Gargett (2003 Vintage) says
Strange name; but the capercaillie is actually a large Scottish fowl, a member of the grouse family. And by jings the Capercaillie gang continues to produce some grouse wines. This is pretty ripe and not foul at allÑit has that typically Hunter character that I can't quite put my finger on, but I really like it. And it makes me extremely happy to see talented winemakers getting it so right in a difficult region like the Hunter.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the bouquet is clean, with subtle barrel ferment on somewhat subdued fruit; the white peach and nectarine fruit on the palate likewise lacks intensity; the winemaking has been right up to the mark.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
85
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light to medium green-yellow; fragrant melon and nectarine fruit is supported by a light touch of French oak on the bouquet; the palate is well-balanced, with a subtle oak infusion to the smoky melon fruit; smooth, fine finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
90
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium to full yellow-green; very strong spicy/clove/nutmeg American oak is the first impression on a strikingly rich bouquet. The palate, too, is driven by sophisticated and largely successful use of American oak, although it does catch up a little on the finish, where coffee/toffee flavours overtake the vanilla and peach of the mid-palate.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
85
Jeremy Oliver says
Stylish and flavoursome, with a brightly lit, faintly spicy bouquet of peaches and cream backed by sweet vanilla oak, hints of honeydew melon and ginger. It's medium to full-bodied, smooth and pleasingly fatty on the palate, with juicy, succulent flavours flavours of melon, peach and sweet lemony vanilla oak wrapped in a gentle, but lively acidity.
2014-2017
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
90

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