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Diamond Valley Estate Chardonnay

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Diamond Valley Estate Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright quartz-green; wild yeast-fermented, and immaculately balanced throughout, with a posy of nectarine, white peach and French oak aromas that flow through seamlessly to the palate, with some creamy/nutty notes on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Nectarine and melon fruit aromas and flavours in the driver's seat; an easy, smooth style.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Fragrant and fresh; white peach and nectarine fruit; lingering citrussy acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Very fragrant nectarine and grapefruit aroma, almost into lime; a lively, fresh and very long palate, the barrel ferment inputs in the background.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
95
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Complex, smoky and lightly funky aromas of lime and melon, with nutty, creamy and oatmeal-like undertones of leesy complexity and minerals. Moderately generous and juicy, It's smooth and even, delivering vibrant chardonnay flavour, pleasing oak influences and finishing dry and savoury, with attractive tightness and balance.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A very complex bouquet marrying ripe stone fruit and nutty barrel ferment inputs; powerful, long and intense.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
95
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Complex and fragrant, an elegant and refined Yarra chardonnay whose nutty, floral and wheatmeal-like aromas of restrained melon and citrus fruit overlie suggestions of sweet butter/vanilla oak and dried flowers. There's richness and juiciness, but plenty of shape and tightness. Its vibrant fruit, spicy oak lightly powdery and creamy leesy texture finish with faintly reductive and mineral notes.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
93
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A pristine young chardonnay with a delicate, buttery aroma of melon, lemon rind and leesy, bacony complexity. Its fine, supple palate has a fluffy, soft palate of delicate stonefruit, citrus and melon flavours enhanced with subtle creamy, bacony and butterscotch influences. Oak plays a restrained, subdued role. It finishes long and soft, with refreshing acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Intense, complex and compact white peach and melon fruit has soaked up the oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Intense green-yellow; complex, rich barrel-ferment inputs to the ripe peach and melon fruit of the bouquet are followed by an intense and tight palate, with particularly good acidity, and the oak far less overt than it is on the bouquet. Certain to age well.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
93
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; ripe nectarine, peach and fig are accompanied by slightly more obvious barrel-ferment oak than one often encounters with this wine; the palate is similarly rich, ripe and powerful, very much the product of an unusually warm vintage, yet still retaining finesse.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
92
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; the ripe stone fruit and subtle, well-integrated oak of the bouquet are followed by a palate with more of the ripe stone fruit flavours in a structure which is still quite tight, and seems to shorten fractionally on the finish. Time should see it swell out and, very likely, lengthen.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
90

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