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Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay

Cracka Review

This fine, focussed and expressive example of our Chardonnay was totally barrel fermented. It fully displays our characteristic mineral focus, together with great floral lift and tight natural acidity.

Winemaker's Notes

This fine, focussed and expressive example of our Chardonnay was totally barrel fermented. It fully displays our characteristic mineral focus, together with great floral lift and tight natural acidity.

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Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; a high-toned, pungent bouquet is followed by a rather terse palate, the fruit and oak still coming to terms with each other; however, has good potential.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright green-yellow; tight lemon and mineral palate, with nice weight and texture.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Complex barrel ferment/malolactic inputs work very well; mouthfilling, long and racy — and classy.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
If visiting Macedon (which you Melbourne folks should do more often—it's no more than an hour away and you're supposed to be such big lovers of food and wine) don't miss this small winery. And try ever so hard to make certain you go at a time when they're firing up the magnificent outdoor pizza oven. And definitely make sure you grab some of this wonderful tight chardy, with its cashew and citrus notes and gentle spine of acidity.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
92
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Elegant, medium-bodied; ripe stone fruit supported by barrel ferment French oak inputs; good flavour and mouthfeel, and acidity to close.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Rich and full, with glycerol sweetness; ripe pineapple fruit, very similar to the equally rich and lush '00.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet has attractive barrel-ferment oak inputs sitting alongside tangy, cool-grown, fruit; the light to medium-bodied palate is elegant but quite intense, with complex flavour dimensions, and the prior history of these wines virtually long-term improvement in bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
93
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Light to medium green-yellow; the moderately intense bouquet is developing very slowly, with melon fruit and gentle oak, well-balanced and integrated; the fine, elegant and long palate comes in an understated style which is still developing.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
88
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the moderately intense bouquet of mineral and melon is followed by a palate that is relatively austere, neither fleshy nor lush, but which has the balance and oak integration to develop slowly but surely.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
83
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
A surprisingly deep and developed yellow colour; the bouquet is a riotous mix of ripe, buttery diacetyl malolactic characters, oak and oatmeal aromas. The ripe, buttery butterscotch flavours, with a hint of nectarine, overpower the mouth with the aid of 14.5% alcohol. To my palate, over the top, but others will love it and feel my points are far too low.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
81
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium to full yellow-green; there is rich, sweet peachy fruit on a bouquet with plenty of character, character which builds on the complex, ripe palate with hints of caramel and butterscotch on top of the peachy fruit. A mouthful.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
84

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