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Goaty Hill Chardonnay

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'Cue Sound of Music. 'High on a hill stood a lonely goatherd - chardonnay, chardonnay, chardonnay hee hoo'. At least that's what we would like to think the goatherds of Tasmania are bleating. This little beauty from the apple isle, displays a little of those apples, along with more prominent white stone fruits, grapefruit and baked bread notes. The palate is medium-bodied and creamy textured, with more of those white peach and nutty characters, a lick of toasty oak, and a long, elegant, taut finish. It will cellar for a couple of years, but would be great tonight with those salmon fishcakes.   

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Deep clear straw.

Nose: Complimented by the oak profile is stone fruit character ie: nectarine & peach. Some complex barrel fermentation qualities ie: nutty, bread-like notes which add depth.

Palate: The stone fruit characters evident on the nose have followed through to the palate. A well rounded creamy mouth-feel, with tight racy acidity will give this wine great aging potential. A great example of ultra cool climate Tasmanian Chardonnay.

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Goaty Hill Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
The bouquet is complex, but it is the palate that defines the wine; crisp grapefruit and nectarine flavours are wrapped around livewire acidity
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A crisp and contained cool-climate chardonnay that has impressive poise and restraint, almost playing into chalky territory. Melons and apples, some sizzling bright acidity, and a thread of lemon and grapefruit flavour running through the finish. Compact and persistent.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Light-bodied, with melon and nectarine fruit, the oak (if any) subdued; pleasant, not earth-shattering.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Extremely tight citrus/grapefruit/nectarine aromas and flavours; at this point, the oak is well and truly hidden by the tight fruit and acidity, but the wine should open up in time.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89

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