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De Iuliis Limited Release Chardonnay

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De Iuliis Limited Release Chardonnay

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Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Charmingly elegant, fine and brightly flavoured, this subtle and complex chardonnay has a rather closed, waxy and creamy bouquet of quince, peach and melon backed by sweet, lightly smoky oak and lifted by scents of honeysuckle and spice. It's smooth, creamy, nougat-like palate of brightly lit fruit culminates in a fresh, tightly focused finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
An elegant, focused and finely crafted chardonnay whose fresh, lightly mineral and chalky aromas of grapefruit, melon and lemon are lifted by suggestions of white flowers and vanilla/clove oak. It's penetrative and tangy, with a brightly lit expression of grapefruit, melon and youthful banana flavours underpinned by a fine chalkiness, finishing with a faintly briny, lemony acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
A strict barrel selection resulted in 250 dozen bottles. The colour is still very pale, but the wine has remarkable intensity and grip to its long palate. One of the peculiarities of the Hunter Valley climate is that 12.5% alcohol translates to 13% to 13.5% in many other regions when assessing the present and future of this very stylish wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Brightly flavoured, but very fine, supple and elegant, this long and vibrant chardonnay has a fresh bouquet of lemon pith and restrained vanilla and spicy clove-like oak, with undertones of melon. Forward and juicy, with a pleasing fattiness and viscosity, it extends in a leaner, finer, chalkier and more streamlined fashion towards the finish, where it hits a crescendo of white peach, melon and lemony fruit. Knit with nutty vanilla oak and backed by delicate herbs and spices, it finishes with charming length and crisp, citrusy acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Pale quartz-green; an ultra-elegant wine, hand-picked and sorted, whole-bunch-pressed and wild yeast, barrel fermented; flinty and citrussy, it could come from anywhere, Tasmania included. Needs time to fully display its wares.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Nice freshness in the glass: this has some exotic saffron spice through pear and peach fruit - complex and composed. The palate's supple and even, with really bright acid crunch worked throughout nectarine and melon flavours; grilled-cashew finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Mike Deluliis is well and truly in a purple patch in the Hunter with, well, everything! This is a ripe and rich modern Hunter style with flinty citrus and peach aromas, and the oak's well drilled into place. The palate's flowing smoothly through peach and melon flavours, oak adds a savoury twist and it all lingers satisfyingly through the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Interesting savoury bouquet with smoky charcuterie and some fresh fig; plenty of sweet fruit and nutty complexity on the palate, offering cleansing acidity and a little grip on the finish; oak is a dominant feature.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has slightly unexpected finesse to the texture and structure, perhaps due to whole-bunch pressing; melon and stone fruit with very good French oak balance and integration.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Controlled complexity and integration of barrel ferment French oak with very ripe peach fruit. Impressive at the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Complex, strong French funk on bouquet and palate; the fruit does carry it; will likely polarise opinions. Slightly sweet finish. Wild yeast fermentation in new French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-straw; developed honey, toast, butter and peach aromas flow into a soft, peachy/buttery regional palate. Drink asap
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

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