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Scorpo Estate Chardonnay

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Scorpo Estate Chardonnay

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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Dollar for dollar, this has got to rank among the top chardonnays that have emerged this year. More than this, it’s one of just two chardonnays at this price that I have ever scored 96 points, the other being the sublime Oakridge of the same vintage. Scorpo’s most outstanding chardonnay yet is impeccably precise in every dimension: its bouquet wonderfully lifted in lemon blossom fragrance, vibrant grapefruit purity and subtle white peach and fig depth; its palate refined and tangy in acid definition and delightfully textured in mineral mouth feel. Underriding all this is an understated struck flint complexity. Paul Scorpo and Sandro Moselle deserve a knighthood for this one.
2013-2020
Wine Taste Edition 123
96
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; like Aubaine, this is a very tightly structured wine not giving much away on the bouquet; indeed, you have to wait until the finish, and a 30-second aftertaste to find out what the wine is about, with lovely nectarine and grapefruit flavours and embedded oak.
2024
Australian Wine Companion 2012
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Light, bright green; while the bouquet doesn't give too much away, the palate has a superb tactile quality that incites saliva to flow; the citrus component in the spectrum of stone fruit flavours lies at the heart of that tactile quality, for it is sweet, not sour.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
There is an understated energy that resonates through the core of this wine, with great complexity from almond kernel, malt, white peach, fresh fig and preserved lemon fruit. It juxtaposes a vibrant and tight structure with this intellectual complexity and a minerality that carries it from start to finish. Impressive vintage.
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
The cool climate shapes this intense and long wine from start to finish, with grapefruit leading nectarine, the oak integrated, the acidity excellent.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Quite delicate, yet intense, long and well-balanced; nectarine and grapefruit flavours, subtle oak, and a lingering finish. Enticing price.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Sourced from the Merricks North estate block, this attractive, complex chardonnay has bright lifted fruit aromas, some melon rind, nuts and nougat, fine and cool. The palate has finesse and precision, stylishly restrained; it moves on smooth clean lines, concise and direct.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A powerful wine with some bottle development showing more weight and slightly less fruit finesse than the '06; stone fruit and melon, nicely restrained oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Intense grapefruit and nectarine flavours drive the long palate; oak seamlessly interwoven; very good line, length and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
95
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Fresh citrus and melon fruit; a nice touch of toasty oak; squeaky acidity on a fresh finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
91
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Complex aromas lead into an ultra-rich, concentrated sweet peach palate; crammed with character.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92

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