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Main Ridge Estate Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay

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Main Ridge Estate Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Made with infinite attention to detail from some of the oldest chardonnay vines on the Mornington Peninsula; all the fruit and oak components are fused so seamlessly together that it is hard, if not impossible, to unpick the many strands.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Inherent approachability meets stimulating detail in this impressive vintage for Main Ridge, capturing the intensity and presence of this single estate vineyard in fresh white peach, grapefruit, lemon zest, fig, lemon butter, honey and mixed spice. For all of this complexity and generosity, it pulls into a refined and honed finish, drawn out long and linear by fine, textural minerality, holding impressive poise and persistence.
Wine Taste Special Edition 73
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
The main event. Full wild yeast, full barrel ferment and full malo builds layers of textural minerality, nougat and bacon fat complexity behind the drive and zest of grapefruit. Beautifully complete, ready now.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright green-gold; has the Mornington Peninsula stamp all over it, particularly that of the coolest part of the Peninsula, with a finesse and focus that is both delicate yet sharp; white peach, nectarine, oak spice and cashew flow through the long palate and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; as usual, a very complex and strongly textured chardonnay, reflecting 100% wild yeast, 100% barrel fermentation, and 100% mlf, all adding up to rich, creamy, nutty characters joining the nectarine and white peach fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; richly textured wine, with barrel ferment and malolactic components central to the style; some honeyed nutty elements adding to the flavour and mouthfeel.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Right in the mainstream of the Main Ridge style, wonderfully rich, deep and already complete, the fruit carrying all the winemaker inputs.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Elegant wine; controlled complexity from the rich stone fruit and fig mid-palate and positive barrel ferment components; powerful finish and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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