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Saltram Mamre Brook Barossa Chardonnay

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Saltram Mamre Brook Barossa Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A generous wine in typical Barossa full-throated style, though the oak handling and lees management have been carefully controlled; clean, fresh finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Unusually brassy and quite funky, with cooked, meaty, buttery and barley sugar-like aromas and a broad, toasty palate. Lacking great length, the palate delivers juicy flavours of peach, melon and citrus fruit but finishes a little flat, despite some creamy and meaty complexity.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Nicely balanced white peach fruit and oak; flavourful, though not particularly long.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A pleasingly succulent, round shorter-term wine of freshness and depth. Its slightly brassy, peachy and cream aromas reveal some buttery, honeyed development over nuances of wheatmeal, Its generous palate of juicy ripe fruit and toasty vanilla oak finishes with attractive length and soft acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Well made; nicely balanced fruit and oak inputs; soft peachy fruit; slightly short.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Tropical, round and juicy, this ripe and chewy chardonnay has a dusty aroma of peaches and cream over vanilla and pastry-like barrel ferment nuances. Its generous palate of nutty stonefruit and citrusy flavours is backed by lightly smoky oak and finishes a fraction sweet.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A lively, elegant and willowy wine with plenty of elegance as well as depth of flavour. Its vibrant, slightly smoky bouquet of peaches, cumquats, grapefruit and pineapple reveals undertones of creamy leesy quality and fresh vanilla oak. Smooth and supple, the palate delivers restrained but juicy citrus/melon fruit before a lingering and soft finish of lemon sherbet.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium to full yellow-green; the bouquet is clean and quite well balanced, with tangy citrus/melon fruit and oak. The medium-bodied palate shows up to be a little hollow and just a tad green; nice oak handling, though
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet is complex and tangy, far removed from the normal Teutonic heaviness of Barossa Chardonnay. The palate does offer generous peach and nectarine fruit coupled with nice oak; good length. Despite all of its virtues, will develop quickly and should be drunk sooner rather than later.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999

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