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Coldstream Hills Chardonnay

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Coldstream Hills are renown for their chardonnays, especially their 'Reserve', but this is one you can get for less that is satisfaction guaranteed! Hailing from an epic Yarra Valley year, aromas of white stone fruits, grapefruit citrus, jasmine florals and hints of toasted vanilla waft out of the glass. Then the palate chimes in with rich peachy flavours, licks of lemon curd, a creamy mouthfeel, bright acidity, and a toasty, juicy finish. Great with roast chook or pork.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Pale straw with trace green.

Nose: Attractive fruit characters of white peach and nectarive with nuances of white flowers and quince. Almond meal barrel fermentation notes and French oak provide additional layers of complexity.

Palate: Fine and long, the palate displays juicy citrus acidity and a complex array of characters. Stonefruit notes of white peach and nectarine are supported by white flowers and hints of grapefruit pith. Complex barrel fermentation notes of toasted almonds and subtle French oak further enhance the palate.

Cellaring: Now to 2018

Alcohol: 13%

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Coldstream Hills Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
With a slightly higher proportion of Upper Yarra fruit than the usual recipe, this is an epic result for a difficult season. Pure white peach and lemon fruit are the themes. It's a wine of great finesse, fine texture and lingering minerality.
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright mid-gold; ripe nectarine, pear and a touch of mealy complexity from well-handled toasty oak; the palate shows typical line and precision, with subtle fruits and gentle spices weaving together with ease; fine and lingering to conclude. Three gold medals.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94

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