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Moss Wood Lefroy Brook Chardonnay

Cracka Review

The Moss Wood 2005 Lefroy Brook Vineyard Chardonnay is very much in the Pemberton style - fine, tight and elegant with pristine lemon and grapefruit citrus flavours, a touch of smokey oak, and powerful racy acidity. It will flesh out with time in the bottle while retaining its finesse and showing greater complexity.

Winemaker's Notes

The Moss Wood 2005 Lefroy Brook Vineyard Chardonnay is very much in the Pemberton style - fine, tight and elegant with pristine lemon and grapefruit citrus flavours, a touch of smokey oak, and powerful racy acidity. It will flesh out with time in the bottle while retaining its finesse and showing greater complexity.

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Moss Wood Lefroy Brook Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A very herbaceous chardonnay whose restrained aromas of dried flowers, chardonnay and melon are overshadowed by assertively herbal, sweaty and silage-like nuances, with creamy, butterscotch undertones. Vegetal and forward, it lacks length and mid-palate brightness and freshness.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
81
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Rather an oaky, buttery chardonnay of full to medium weight, with a moderately firm and chalky phenolic backbone. Its delicate floral quince and cumquat-like aromas overlie sweet nutty oak and more delicate nuances of wheatmeal and wet stones. Showing some toasty and honeyed development, it's generous and slightly sappy, delivering ripe flavours of citrus, melons and sugar banana. It should flesh out further.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Intense, lively and tangy citrus and stone fruit aromas and flavours; fruit-driven; very long finish. Polar opposite to the Margaret River Chardonnay.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Lightly floral, estery aromas of tropical fruits, nectarines, bananas and oatmeal, with undertones of fine-grained vanilla/clove oak. Long, elegant and tightly focused, with a creamy, peachy palate of vibrant melon/cumquat flavours aided by slightly dusty vanilla oak. Finishing with fresh, but smooth acidity, its flavours persist with brightness and length.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; aromatic citrus and stone fruit; long, lingering finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90

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