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Rosemount Estate Roxburgh Chardonnay

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Rosemount Estate Roxburgh Chardonnay

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Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A move back towards the old Roxburgh style, but not there yet! Spicy and fragrant, its ripe, assertive bouquet of grapefruit and melon reveals toasty, almost resiny nuances, with undertones of clove and cinnamon. Rich and ripe, it's assertive and oaky, with a soft, toasty richness and weight of fruit that will need a little longer to integrate. It finishes with genuine length and waxy complexity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
A perfectly competent, non-Roxburgh-like, straightforward oak-fermented ripe and juicy chardonnay with melon, cumquat and peach-like fruit backed by nuances of cloves and ginger that finishes with length and savoury minerality. Regardless of its quality, a Bordeaux bottle is the very last thing you would expect to see containing a Roxburgh Chardonnay.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
93
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Dry, oak-driven, style with creamy melon fruit and slightly sour acidity on a well-constructed palate.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; early-picked fruit helps tighten the flavours with a mix of stone fruit, melon and citrus, but has some stillborn aspects.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Quite elegant and finely crafted for this label, this full-flavoured and tightly focused chardonnay delivers a heavily worked and even slightly funky expression of white peach, melon and cumquat-like fruit but retains plenty of freshness and restraint. There's an underlying meaty, dusty and creamy aspect, while its butter/vanilla oak influences integrate quite seamlessly.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Backed by slightly edgy and splintery oak, intense aromas of grapefruit and mango show some toasty development. Slightly oily, its long, creamy palate has a nougat-like quality, delivering concentrated and generous flavours of ripe juicy fruit It finishes slightly sweet, with some raw-edged oak, but should settle down with time.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
At once complex yet more restrained and less idiosyncratic than many of its predecessors; oak just a fraction overt.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
93
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
An oily, but relatively elegant Roxburgh whose delicate nutty aromas of honeysuckle and citrus fruit are lifted by smoky, creamy vanilla oak. Round and generous, it presents a long, textured palate with a core of juicy melon, mango and citrus flavours bordered by greenish suggestions of cashew nuts and fine phenolics. Its full and seamless, finishing with savoury nuances of oatmeal and citrusy acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
94
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium to full yellow-green; a big, complex and rich bouquet, with obvious barrel-ferment characters and the suggestion of some solids to add to complexity; the rich and concentrated palate has good length and intensity, with the oak controlled and the acidity good. The best for years under this label.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
94
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Once claimed the position as the Chardonnay equivalent of Grange, but the competition is now too strong and Yattarna has entered the fray. As ever, in its own idiom, with nutty, creamy aromas and plenty of oak. Has good power, length and grip, with ripe nectarine/peach fruit on the mid-palate
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
94
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Full yellow; the bouquet has voluminous ripe peach fruit and lots of toasty, charry barrel-ferment oak. The palate is mouthfilling, with ripe peachy/buttery fruit, and again that slice of toasty oak. Made in a tried and true fashion, and also reflecting its terroir.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
90

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