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Killara Estate Yarra Valley Chardonnay

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If a region had to hang its hat on one variety it’s fair to say that the Yarra would gladly boast Chardonnay as one of the benchmarks. Killara Estate has been making boutique wines since the 70s and continues to show the region at its very best. This wine exudes citrus and stone fruit with a creamy texture and balanced structure. A wine that suits fish, pasta or a simple roast chicken.

Winemaker's Notes

A wine which glistens bright and clear in the glass with aromas of citrus and white stone fruits. The palate is creamy and textured with natural acidity providing structure and persistence to a long savoury finish

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Killara Estate Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Pale colour, bright hue; restrained and focused on the bouquet, showing zesty lemon juice, pear and a delicate seasoning of spicy oak; the acidity is like a laser beam and cuts across the palate, and while a little challenging, is also a lively ride; a long and fine finish.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Pale green-quartz; the tangy citrussy aromas and flavours are a direct reflection of the relatively low alcohol (or vice versa); any oak has been used with great discretion.
2015
Australian Wine Companion 2012
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Interesting wine; has greater intensity than its alcohol might suggest; nectarine and grapefruit course through the lively and long palate, oak a bit player.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Lovely ripe melon fruit, with lively citrus aromas in the background; quite toasty, and very creamy on the palate, the wine has precision, depth and finesse.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; a gently complex blend of melon, fig, stone fruit and cashew reflect barrel ferment and mlf inputs, simultaneously adding creamy notes.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Complex peachy/melon bouquet lifted by nice wood and creamy ferment characters. Rich and oaky in the mouth, with plenty of acid length. Ageing beautifully.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Round and smooth, yet quite complex, showing development and barrel-ferment inputs; ripe melon/peach.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87

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