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Meerea Park Alexander Munro Chardonnay

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Winemaker Rhys Eather states 2011 was a great year for chardonnay in the Hunter Valley. This little puppy shows all the hallmarks of chardy with an intense peach and apricot aroma, together with some spice and nuttiness from oak. The palate tastes of stone fruits and toast, and the zippy lemon acid refreshes the palate nicely. A lovely piece of poached salmon with lemon butter and dill would go gangbusters with this wine.

Winemaker's Notes

The nose has powerful stone-fruit and citrus aromas along with subtle spicy oak characters. The palate is full-bodied, with the stone-fruit and citrus carrying through from the nose. There is a lovely line of acidity through the wine and an extremely long finish.

Meerea Park Awards and Accolades


Top-of-the-range chardonnay from Meerea Park. Single vineyard wine. Glowing straw colour and oodles of peachy, pear-like, tropical fruit flavour. Has the acidity to keep it racy and refreshing. Sweet-spicy oak adds sex appeal. Excellent style of wine. Needs another year in the bottle for the acid to soften (or at least to feel as though it has). Should score higher in time.
91/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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Meerea Park Alexander Munro Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
89
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Pleasant wine, with ripe stone fruit and melon flavours, bolstered by enough acidity to provide balance and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Impressive Hunter chardonnay; melon and white peach fruit; good line and length, the oak well-balanced and integrated.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
80
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; strong, smoky barrel-ferment oak comes through strongly on the bouquet, but fresh melon fruit and a touch of citrus make a strong comeback on the palate, where the oak is less assertive though certainly present, well-balanced acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
87
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet is still quite fresh with stone fruit aromas and very subtle oak. The palate is tight, still crisp, with brisk acidity; does not show the oak one would expect, and is an altogether unusual style for the Hunter Valley.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
85

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