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Killerby Chardonnay

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Fruit and texture are the stars of the show with this sexy chardy out of Margaret River. It's a creamy, lush and citrusy style of wine that shows spiced stone fruit, yellow citrus and dairy on the nose, whlst the palate is full-fruited, buttery and layered with lemon and tropical flavours, and a decent, bright, spicy finish. It would hold it's own against a rich poultry dish

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Killerby Chardonnay

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2013 Vintage) says
Opening with aromas of peaches and cream accented by touches of lemon curd and mandarin peel, plus a whiff of toasty oak, the medium-bodied 2013 Chardonnay has a pleasant, satiny texture and plenty of stone fruit and citrus fruit flavors enlivened by a crisp acid line. It finishes long. Drink it now to 2018+. 
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
90
James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
The wine spent 9 months in French oak, but the impression is that little or no new oak was used, for varietal fruit takes centre stage; it is firm in structure, but stone fruit, citrus and rockmelon all contribute to a long, balanced palate. Has time on its side.
Wine Companion
92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2013 Vintage) says
Opening with aromas of peaches and cream accented by touches of lemon curd and mandarin peel, plus a whiff of toasty oak, the medium-bodied 2013 Chardonnay has a pleasant, satiny texture and plenty of stone fruit and citrus fruit flavors enlivened by a crisp acid line. It finishes long. Drink it now to 2018+. 
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
90
James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
The wine spent 9 months in French oak, but the impression is that little or no new oak was used, for varietal fruit takes centre stage; it is firm in structure, but stone fruit, citrus and rockmelon all contribute to a long, balanced palate. Has time on its side.
Wine Companion
92
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
89
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Matured for 11 months in French oak; this is a good example of the fruit depth that chardonnay achieves in Margaret River in contrast to the Yarra Valley, which is all about length. This has layers of peach, melon and fig fruit with some spicy oak notes and a long, balanced finish.
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2013
93
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
Strong aromas of buttered toast and roasted cashew on the nose with rich creamy brioche fruit. The palate is generously proportioned but with that oak and acid working nicely to provide control, balance and definition. Let it breathe to allow the fruit characters to emerge. A full style with plenty of appeal.
5 years
WA Wine Guide 2013
91
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
A punchy Chardonnay delivering a rich palate of stone fruit and tangy citrus with a little cream crme Broulee for good measure. It has a nice touch of toasty oak to balance and add complexity. This is a short term cellaring style with plenty to like about it.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
89
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Soft, smooth and luxuriant, with a smoky, nutty and spicy bouquet of mineral, grapefruit and tropical chardonnay flavours. Approachable, soft and creamy, with a pleasing length of rich, rounded fruit and soft acids, it finishes with smoothness and persistence.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A tight, lean and minerally style, showing good texture and concentration; long and fine on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Ray Jordan (2006 Vintage) says
Another very good Chardonnay with aromas of leesy, nutty oak and subtle toast overlaying the primary peach and grapefruit influences. Tight. powerful palate seamlessly integrated. Quality wine
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Youthful colour, with vibrant grapefruit aromas supported by discreet oak. A fine persistent palate; long and harmonious.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A toasty, developing chardonnay whose fragrant, lightly smoky and meaty aromas of honeysuckle, grapefruit and buttery oak precede a gentle, generous palate. Its juicy flavours of stonefruit, citrus and melon sit comfortably with sweet vanilla oak, finishing with soft but refreshing acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
89
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
An austere, stylish and crafted chardonnay whose pungent, creamy aromas of melon and citrus fruit overlie nuances of oatmeal, tobacco and grilled nuts, with lightly smoky vanilla oak. Reined in by its tight-knit acidity, its palate of peach, melon and grapefruit flavour remains elegant and dry, finely balanced and savoury.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
92
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet, early in the wine's life, is rather closed, with little fruit or oak showing. The palate, too, is delicate and restrained, with cashew through to mineral, and little primary fruit showing but with a quite creamy feel. Has literally gobbled up all the oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
90

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