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Kooyong Estate Chardonnay

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Here's a chardy that is thoroughly modern in style and totally on trend. Stone fruits and appealing funkiness rise from the glass in the white peach and 'struck-match' vein, along with hints of dairy and subtle nuttiness. The palate is quite fleshy and fulsome, with fruit and savoury flavours, a taut line of citrusy acidity, and a creamy mouthfeel that pushes all the way to the long, lingering finish. This will cop another couple of years in the cellar and improve!

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: A youthful pale yellow in appearance.

Nose: A complex aroma fusing top notes of citrus, nectarine pit and white floral with flinty undertones.

Palate: The energetic palate achieves a textural depth from grapefruit and mandarin flavours balanced with a leesy creaminess, and reveals a long and powerful pithy finish.

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Kooyong Estate Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Pale gold, green; restrained and pure on the bouquet with nectarine, pear and citrus blossom on display; the tightly wound palate is nothing short of electrifying, with superb concentration and a fine balance of fruit and acidity drawing the wine to an extraordinarily long finish.
To 2022
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
96
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says

Sandro Mosele is forever on the move, constantly tweaking the intricacies of his craft; patently apparent in a vintage as harmonious as 2010. His Estate Chardonnay is charged with focused energy and piercing purity, shot with pristine grapefruit and lemon; a wine of honed focus and yet depth, width, even juicy white peach appeal, without for an instant relinquishing the precision and linearity of its cool climate acidity. Oak and lees are masterfully handled to build texture more than flavour, tweaked to Olympian precision. 

2012 - 2018
95
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Vivid green hue; the bouquet offers ripe melon, nectarine and lemon pith aromas; the palate is generous on entry, with mealy complexity coming to the fore, offset by fine acidity in harmony with the fruit.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
94
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A stylish, fruit-driven chardonnay of purity, brightness and focus. Scented with fresh grapefruit, white peach, nutty vanilla oak and white flowers backed by suggestions of clove and cinnamon, it's long and elegant. A lingering core of juicy peach, melon and pineapple is underpinned by creamy complexity, finishing with tightly balanced lemony acids.
2015-2018+
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright colour; restrained and tightly wound nectarine, ginger and sea salt bouquet, with delightfully punchy acidity providing drive and brightness on the palate; long, textured and expansive with chalky grip lingering on the finish; all that at 12.5% alcohol.
2018
Australian Wine Companion 2012
95
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A nicely captured, ripe and pristine chardonnay that has a real fruit-salad nose: plenty of pear, melon, peach and hints of tropical fruits; some citrus too. The palate's tighter and more composed than the nose suggests, showing a sherbet-like elegant sleeve of citrus and white-peach flavour, with gentle hazelnut oak weaving through the finish.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
An exercise in extreme restraint, the alcohol the lowest yet for this label, and the winery handling aimed at preserving the elegance and finesse of the fruit flavours, not embellishing them; there is supple nectarine fruit in abundance, the citrus-tinged acidity perfect.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Careful refinement of this estate-level wine has brought chablis-like chalky savoury notes, fruit sits in the peach spectrum with subtle spicy oak in the background; really clean-cut and precise. The palate sizzles with bright acid cut, weighing in with serious density, very long, fine and intense. Uncompromising.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
95
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
An attractive mix of melon, white peach and fig; well-balanced oak, good line and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Bright yellow-green; perfectly modulated and balanced melon, stone fruit, fig and malolactic/barrel ferment inputs.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Beautifully presented chardonnay with a grainy aroma of oatmeal, lemon blossom and underlying dusty, mineral notes. Long, supple and elegant, the palate is evenly measured and balanced, delivering spotlessly pure stonefruit flavours backed by suggestions of grilled nuts, cream and earthy wild yeast nuances. It finishes refreshing and savoury, with a lingering minerality.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
95

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