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Nepenthe Vineyards Chardonnay

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Nepenthe Vineyards Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; both bouquet and palate seem to rely more on fruit and less on winemaker inputs than previous vintages, but the quality is the same. Nectarine and grapefruit aromas lead into a light to medium-bodied palate, fruit-driven, with good mouthfeel and length; the barrel-ferment and malolactic influences sotto voce.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
94
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium to full yellow-green; strong barrel-ferment/malolactic-ferment influences provide a complex, nutty/toasty bouquet. The long and lingering palate has excellent acidity to balance the flavours promised by the bouquet, and which duly present themselves.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
94
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green, showing some development. Right from the initial bouquet to the finish of the palate the wine shows indelible winemaker thumbprints, with both barrel-ferment and malolactic-ferment influences woven through the sweet melon fruit. One is left to wonder whether less would have been better.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
84
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the aromas ripple through melon and citrus to cashew and toast, with the oak influence subtle throughout. The palate is quite elegant and tight, with the sensitive use of barrel-ferment characters giving a mix of creamy cashew characters to the core of melon fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
90

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