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Carlei Green Vineyards Chardonnay

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Here's a classy, French oak matured chardy out of the Yarra Valley that would be awesome with some butter-poached shellfish, or simply with some chicken liver pate. Scents of white stone fruits, grapefruit, roasted nuts and vanilla ice-cream climb out of the glass, then the palate shows lovely, sumptuous flavours of peaches and cream, citrus and appealing savoury edges, with bright acidity, and a smooth, dry, creamy finish.

Winemaker's Notes

A complex Chardonnay resulting from a combination of barrel and stainless steel ferments with a range of winemaking techniques. Fresh stone fruit aromas and flavours are complimented by roasted nuts and vibrant citrus. Inherent balance and hallmark Yarra Valley length complete an irresistible wine.

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Carlei Green Vineyards Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Lighter colour and counter-intuitively lighter-bodied than the Carlei Estate; here white peach and melon are joined by a light squeeze of grapefruit and barrel ferment oak has been well-judged. Ageing slowly and impressively.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
Ken Gargett (2003 Vintage) says
I love all the wines made by Serge Carlei, he just seems to me to be a gifted, intuitive winemaker who rarely gets it wrong. He has a lovely feel for chardonnay and pinot noir as well as making some really thoughtful and delicious shiraz from Heathcote. OK, so his labels have been a bit of a disaster in the past but even they are all right now. This is lovely, slightly funky chardonnay
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007

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