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Coal Valley Vineyard Chardonnay

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Cracka Review

We love a Tassie Chardonnay. It’s the cool climate, the pure fruit expression and something about the soil. Pair that combination with the winemaking of Alain Rousseau and Nick Glaetzer and you have a successful Chardonnay package. Kicking off with nectarine and melon this wine shows the subtle use of oak to create a Chardonnay that is crisp, flavoursome and balanced. It would quite obviously pair well with Tasmanian salmon.

Winemaker's Notes

A clear vibrant wine with a good balance between fruit and oak. Nectarine and melon drive the palate. 8 months in French oak barrels add subtle oak to this crisp and fresh Chardonnay.

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Coal Valley Vineyard Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
With a quite ripe and gently chalky nose, this wine smells of melon and tinned stone fruits and pears, definitively chardonnay and a straight-shooting fruit focus. The palate is striking for its poached pear flavours, with a little custard spice on offer. A smooth and rewarding, fruity style.
Good Wine Guide 2013
92
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
90
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
2015
Australian Wine Companion 2012
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Interesting wine, with well above average impact and complexity coming as much from the fruit as the oak; nectarine, grapefruit zest and mineral drive the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Intense and aromatic; grapefruit and melon flavours with the steely core of Tasmanian acidity; barrel ferment oak well integrated, and very good line and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light-bodied, but beautifully pure and intense; grapefruit and melon all buoyed by natural acidity, oak a background whisper.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light but long melon and citrus aromas and flavours; regional acidity; will develop.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
85
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; a clean and elegant wine with subtly interwoven stone fruit and oak on both bouquet and palate; crisp acidity adds to the length of a potentially very good wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; fragrant, citrus blossom and peach aromas are followed by a fresh and lively palate, with white peach/stone fruit flavours, and crisp acidity to close.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
86

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