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Houghton Stripe Range Chardonnay Verdelho

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Houghton Stripe Range Chardonnay Verdelho

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Ray Jordan (2012 Vintage) says
Made for current drinking. Lots of soft and fleshy fruit on the palate with a lingering fine acid to sustain things. Creamy tropical aromas with floral stone fruit and melon influence. Lots of appealing flavour to enjoy.
WA Wine Guide 2013 2012
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Fresh, lively and juicy fruit salad with extra portions of stone fruit and citrus; lovely flavour, but slightly short.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
I remember current Constellation Chief Winemaker Paul Lapsley, when he was at Houghton, causing a stir by putting these two varieties together. That was a decade or more ago and the style still does well for Houghton. Certainly, the chardonnay seems to give verdelho much-needed structure without detracting from its strong primary flavours. This is clean and vibrant with pleasing intensity before a zesty crisp finish.
Quaff 2009 2008
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has quite high aromatics to its tropical fruit; these 2 varieties were and are key components of White Classic, and may develop equally well with time in bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
84
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
85
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2002 Vintage) says
This is a rare blend of chardonnay and verdelho that seems to work well in Western Australia. The chardonnay gives body and weight to the wine while the spicy tropical notes of the verdelho provide attractive fragrance and some flavour highlights. This is fresh and clean with ripe tropical fruit and cut-grass characters, and powerful acidity to finish.
Quaff 2004 2003
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2000 Vintage) says
We remember being surprised by the unusual combination of grape varieties when Houghton first released this wine five years ago. It worked then and, in 2000, has once again produced a delicious white. This is a 50:50 blend of Western Australian chardonnay and verdelho that is an ideal summer quaffer or an aperitif. It has estery, passionfruit and green bean aromas, and is crisp, clean and lively in the mouth with intense passionfruit and green bean flavours, cut by racy, refreshing acidity.
Quaff 2002 2001

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