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Kooyong Farrago Chardonnay

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Kooyong Farrago Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A tighty focused and mineral chardonnay whose bright aromas of lemon rind, grapefruit, dried flowers and fresh venilla oak are backed by nuances of cloves, numeg and waxy, lanolin-like development. It's long, pure and lean, slowly unfolding succulent, crystalline citrus/melon fruit and spicy new oak influences tightly wrapped in a vital, nervy acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
If you are looking for a rich, buttery chardonnay this is NOT the wine for you; tightly wound and full of citrus fruit and mineral complexity, the palate reveals a fine, elegant and complex wine, with tense acidity and evenly balanced fruit; long, savoury and thoroughly satisfying.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
95
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
The finest and most captivating of the Kooyong chardonnays from the 2010 vintage, this has a flinty edge ahead of white nectarine and citrus, some gently mealy oak in the mix, and a floral, almost chalky edge. The palate s rippling with intensity, showing fleshy grapefruit and nectarine fruit flavour amid grilled hazelnut oak and lovely, pithy bite through the finish. Superb wine
Good Wine Guide 2013
96
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Distinctively mineral, this very stylish, focused chardonnay has a pungent, seaweed-like bouquet of grapefruit, lemon and melon with minerally undertones of wet slate and iodide, cinnamon and clove. It's long and chalky, tightly sculpted and controlled with a deep but gentle core of fruit and minerality extending long down the palate towards a tangy, briny finish of taut, racy acidity. It's exceptionally persistent and textured.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
96
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Pale quartz-green; opens relatively quietly, the bouquet clean but reluctant to show its hand first up, fruit appearing with some teasing; the palate, while very fine, is immediately expressive and harmonious, with white peach, a touch of cashew, and citrussy acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
95
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A sleeper, whose pungent bouquet of grapefruit, melon and dried figs reveals smoky, nutty and floral complexity, this luscious, smooth and sumptuous chardonnay slowly unfolds the true length and focus of its rather Macon-like palate. Underpinned by savoury, nutty aspects, its tangy citrusy fruit is neatly punctuated by a bright acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
94
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
An attractive greenish tinge here; the nose has a fine array of nectarine, melon and white peach, with hints of lemon and cucumber, and there's subdued complexity lurking here too. The palate is precise and concentrated, with more of the white stone fruits, some grapefruit and deeply wound savoury oak, along with sizzling acid that adds plenty of life and intensity. Stylish wine.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
This is a long way from traditional Mornington Peninsula chardonnay style; notwithstanding the complexity and nutty characters from barrel fermentation and maturation, the wine has a piercing nectarine/white peach/citrus fruit line that drives through the palate, finish and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
This is a rich and early-drinking vintage for Farrago, but Sandro Moselle has nonetheless masterfully captured the minerality, texture and grapefruit and white peach flavours of the site, enhanced with excellent lees work and the complexity of bacon fat nuances.
93
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
There would be no shame in not picking this exceptionally fine, savoury and mineral chardonnay as an Australian wine, which of course it proudly is! Slightly candied aromas of melon are backed by creamy, nutty and leesy undertones, smoky, meaty notes, suggestions of white flowers and a hint of pineapple. It's long, very fine and elegant, tight balanced, focused and chalky, finishing with lingering nutty and waxy notes.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
96
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A generous bouquet exhibiting savoury grilled nuts, minerals and grapefruit; the palate is packed with flavour and offers an array of texture and personality; a long, generous and slightly savoury finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Riper than the Estate, with cashew and grapefruit aromas; a little backward on the palate, but with good flavour persistence; the key is the texture, quite grippy and savoury, yet fine.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
The most refined and piercing of the Kooyong chardonnay collection, crisp and clean-smelling wine with forthright grapefruit citrus aromas and gentle honeysuckle complexity. The palate is fine and intense, really restrained stone fruit flavour, it trades on fruit intensity and acid cut. Captivating and edgy.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
96
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Perfumed grapefruit/citrus overtones and a touch of barrel ferment; a fine, elegant palate faithfully reflecting the bouquet; a gloriously fine, fresh finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
96

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