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Juniper Estate Juniper Crossing Chardonnay

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The second label Chardonnay in the Juniper portfolio, this carries much of the intensity and richness of the top tier wine, if cast in a slightly less oaky (and slightly less serious) frame.

Winemaker's Notes

A beautiful example of a contemporary Chardonnay showing hints of new French oak supporting a lovely mix of floral citrus blossom, stone fruit and fresh bread. The palate is balanced with fine stone fruit flavours and a lingering zesty finish provided by great natural acidity.

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Juniper Estate Juniper Crossing Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
Always a good-value proposition from the Margaret River region, this has a fine stone fruit and tropcial fruit nose, lovely mango and yellow peach here too; a bright, ripe and vibrant style. The palate has melon and peach flavour in a smooth and fleshy shape. Great, easygoing, approachable chardonnay.
Now
Good Wine Guide
92
Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
A very delicate and precise young chardonnay. Tight minerally fruit with a tart grapefruit character. The palate is neatly integrated with fine fruit flavours and supporting subtle oak. The flavour builds relentlessly to a long finish. Great potential for ageing.
8 years
WA Wine Guide 2013
93
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Produced from Mendoza and 95 clone grapes; whole bunch-pressed direct to barrel (40% new) for 10 months. Has that depth and generosity typical of Margaret River, with ripe, white flesh fruit and creamy/cashew oak on the well-balanced palate.
To 2031
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
95
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
2014
Australian Wine Companion 2012
90
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
The first impression here is of a concentrated and complex young chardonnay: aromas of peach and lemon, nicely dressed in fresh-cut oak, and hints of butterscotch too. The palate gives a smooth and even textural ride, with a ripe core of peachy fruit and a long, fleshy finish. Has elegance, decent concentration, complexity and balance.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
93
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
Lovely rich and beautifully fine chardie. Has a very light coating of oak as the deepÊ flavours of meal, grapefruit and subtle stone fruit drive the palate forward. It's perfectly balanced relaying most on the quality of the fruit. Finishes with remarkable precision and focus.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
92
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This is in great shape. It has all the richness and power of Margaret River chardonnay, delivered with handy poise and grace. Smells of ripe figs and rich stone fruits, grilled cashews and spicy French timber. The palate has bright, crunchy stone fruits and melon, chipper acid and pleasing grip through the finish.
The Age Good Wine Guide, 2011 2011
92
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A riper wine than the 2007 version, this shows more creamy spices and nougat, some honeysuckle, melon and fig fruits, gentle cashew nut oak here too. The palate places similar flavours throughout smooth-honed fruit texture and a nice, deep, juicy finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; a super-elegant and fragrant bouquet is reflected by the palate, with immaculate nectarine and white peach fruit, all in a subtle mode. Will develop a little more punch as it ages.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
This chardonnay has deliberately been made into a modern statement of the variety to display the fruit intensity and just a hint of subtly applied oak. The palate is controlled and tightly wounded with good balance to sustain the finish. Nice natural acid provides a lift.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
90
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Nicely complex and plenty of richness presented with poise and style here; grapefruit and lemon are met with some richer melon and fig aromas, and the oak is set in nicely too. On the palate it's built some texture and weight through the middle with neatly ripe flavour, and oak weighs in to the finish with some grilled nut flavours. Convincing, complex wine.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A harmonious wine from first sniff to finish and aftertaste, all the components precisely where they should be; has a polish to the mouthfeel and texture; long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This has some exotic fruit characters, ripe and juicy, the oak makes a sweeter impression wrapped snug around the fruit. On the palate it's all melons and nectarines, assertive and direct, finishing with fresh nutty almond flavours and sweet spice. Made for up-front enjoyment.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Neatly balanced complex fruit and oak integration; classic Margaret River chardonnay with ripe stone fruit richness and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
91

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