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Curlewis Chardonnay

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Curlewis Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A sign of the times that the senior chardonnay should have lower alcohol; the flavours are of grapefruit and white peach, but with more minerality than Bel Sel, the oak absorbed by the fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Restrained regional fruIt style quite oaky on release although the fruit is solid and the weight is there. The 2003 shows that time will help create a very good wine.
Rob Geddes MW
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Again very developed colour, though the hue is good; much fruit weight in a melon /nectarine /grape fruit spectrum; oak in the back seat.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Quite oaky on release although the fruit is solid and the weight is there. The 2003 shows that time will help create a very good wine.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
86
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A rather oxidised, funky and meaty bouquet of dried flowers, cinnamon and cloves reveals some toasty, butterscotch-like undertones with a restrained presence of cumquat and fig. It's luscious and syrupy, almost oily, with a flat expression of meaty fruit finishing with tinny metallic acids and stale leesy qualities. Lacks the fruit to handle its winemaker-derived complexity.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
84
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Evolved and technically quite awkward, this is a red wine drinker's chardonnay steeped in richness, flavour and complexity. Smoky, toasty and rather funky, its nutty and almost aldehydic bouquet reveals meaty, cheesy evolution. Smooth and savoury, with sumptuous flavours of melon, citrus and butterscotch over a chalky texture, it finishes with lemon sherbet-like and very slightly green-edged acids. You'll either love it or hate it.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
92
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
If anything, even more complex than Bel Sel, and certainly has more intensity and weight, even though the alcohol is slightly lower. French oak absorbed, and acidity gives great length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
95
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Nutty, lightly floral aromas of melon and nectarine reveal an underlying meatiness and wild mealy, cheesy, leesy complexity. Round, juicy and slightly viscous, its slightly candied and juicy fruit buttery oak and butterscotch malolactic influences finish with a faint spirity hotness and minerally acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Very complex, powerful wine; rich, luscious stone fruit balanced by quality French oak and acidity; long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
93
Rob Geddes MW (2003 Vintage) says
Restrained regional fruIt style quite oaky on release although the fruit is solid and the weight is there. The 2003 shows that time will help create a very good wine.
Rob Geddes MW
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Very complex and rich array of barrel-ferment, malolactic-ferment and bottled-developed aromas; ripe stone fruit and French oak coalesce on the intense and textured palate; good acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
94

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