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Jamiesons Run Limestone Coast Chardonnay

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Wow! A wine is this quality sporting a gold medal from the 2013 Sydney Wine show at this price - get out of town! This is beyond excellent value, it's epic value! Stone fruits, green apples, honeydew melons, nuttiness and earthy savouriness decorate this surprisingly complex nose, whilst the palate is elegant and multi-layered, with tastes of white peaches, cashews, citrus and savouriness, with crunchy acidity swashbuckling its way through to a crisp, talcy finish that just won't quit. Do yourself a favour and stock up on this little gem. 

Winemaker's Notes

The original Jamiesons Run was a remote outback sheep station owned by the Jamieson Brothers in the mid 1800s and the name Jamiesons Run is a tribute to their pioneering past. Jamiesons Run has been at the forefront of vineyard development and fine winemaking in South Australia's Limestone Coast region.

Jamiesons Run Chardonnay displays lifted aromas of stone-fruit, green apple and citrus interwoven with subtle, spicy oak. This wine has a generous fruit-driven palate with refreshing acidity.

Appearance: Vibrant, pale green.

Nose: This wine is extraordinarily feminine. The nose is particularly floral with notes of apple blossom and white grapefruit followed by nectarine. There is a spice underlying the delicate fruit which is somewhat reminiscent of lightly roasted hazelnut kernel.

Palate: The palate displays all of the delicacy of a cooler season. The aromas of nectarine and hazelnut kernel carry through to the palate but with added layers of delicate white peach, orange blossom and lime rind. This wine has natural softness but is focussed and finishes crisp with lingering flavours of nectarine and peach.

Cellaring: Enjoy now or over the next three years.

Alcohol: 12%

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Jamiesons Run Limestone Coast Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Clever winemaking provides a meaty complexity to the nectarine and melon fruit on the bouquet; the palate is fresh and lively, with concentration and complexity to command respect. Top gold Sydney Wine Show '13. Outstanding value.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; a zesty, citrus-driven style, the low alcohol adding to the freshness. A challenging, polarising style blurring the borderline with sauvignon blanc, but won a gold medal at the National Wine Show 11, the subtle infusion of oak no doubt helping. Fantastic value
Wine Companion Aug/Sept 2012
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
88
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Aromatic stone fruit and citrus mix on bouquet and palate; plenty of fruit flavour in a peach spectrum; subtle oak. Sophisticated winemaking at the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Ken Gargett (2006 Vintage) says
I was at a dinner recently where people were tossing around some serious wines like mixed lollies, when one troublemaker lobs in a Jamo's Run chardy. Embarrassed silence and distracted chatter followed. But wouldnt you know it, the damn thing was one of the best wines of the night. Result: one smug bugger and the rest of us learning yet another lesson from the whacky world of wine. This is definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Impressive stone fruit flavours with a mix of fleshy and more mineral notes; overall, far more elegance than one might expect from a wine at this price. Trophy winner Sydney Wine Show '06.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Simple, peachy, greenish, lightly tropical and estery aromas with a background of light vanilla and buttery oak precede a juicy, forward palate of peachy, citrus flavours that finishes short and skinny, with herbaceous undertones.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
81
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
The very model of what I love about the new wave of Aussie chardonnays. This wine has at its core some really great cool-climate fruit from Padthaway and it has very subtle oak maturation, very fine peach and cream character and a real degree of sophistication and polish we never, ever used to see in a wine at this price. A triumph of quality and value (and psssstÑsometimes it's closer to $ 10 than $15)
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Strong green-yellow; complex barrel ferment with a nice touch of funk; ripe stone fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Light citrusy cashew and green olive-like aromas are supported by creamy vanilla oak. Its juicy, soft and almost oily palate of creamy, peachy fruit presents an assertive background of butterscotch and toffee, before finishing a little short and herbal.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
85
Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
This is a wine that shows just how much improvement there has been in Australian chardonnay in recent years. It's a terrific wine with oak and fruit in perfect balance, and flavours of melon and citrus weaving around the palate like Lote TuqiriÑon a good day, not one where he's been in a blue with a fellow player in the pub at four in the morning. That still ranklesÑthis chardonnay will fix me.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Very complete, honest and enjoyable commercially priced chardonnay with bright tropical and lemon/lime fruit carefully married with restrained nutty and vanilla oak. Smooth and citrusy, with a soft buttery oak influence on the palate before a soft acid finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Lively, long, citrus, nectarine and melon fruit on a light to medium-bodied palate; sure oak handling. Trophy winner Limestone Coast Wine Show 2003.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
83
Ken Gargett (2002 Vintage) says
Jamiesons Run is now almost as wide as the Long Paddock and as free flowing as Jacobs Creek. These wines might once have had geographical significance but not anymore, they've grown up far and wide. Even so, this chardonnay is still sourced from the Limestone Coast, probably Padthaway, and it shows that typical character of fleshy generous fruit and some nice deft, not-too-heavy handling with the oak barrels. Clever wine.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2004 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a clean, light, fresh bouquet with smooth, nectarine/melon fruit is followed by a bracingly fresh palate, a little on the tart side.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
84
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; clean, moderately intense, with some peachy fruit A pleasant fault-free commercial Chardonnay, soothing rather than exciting
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
81

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