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Shottesbrooke Chardonnay

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Shottesbrooke Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Peach and nectarine fruit, with a touch of straw; brassy fruit on the palate, with plenty of flavour and a long, slightly toasty finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Well made, particularly in a vintage not suited to more delicate styles such as those of Shottesbrooke. A hint of French oak and marginal fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Clean and fresh, showing the very judicious use of a touch of French oak leaving the nectarine and citrus fruit to do most of the talking; fresh finish, with gently lemony acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Clean, light- to medium-bodied, with relatively subdued melon and fig fruit; neatly balanced oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
An honest, early-drinking chardonnay whose viscous expression of juicy, almost oily, peachy and pineapple-like fruit is round and generous. Broad and open, it's supported by cashew-like oak and finishes with soft acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Rich, soft and succulent chardonnay with a creamy and lightly earthy and reductive aroma of marmalade-like citrus/melon fruit, vanilla oak and a smoky meatiness. Ripe and tangy with some earthy, savoury reductive characters, it opens up with brightness and intensity.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Super-refined, super-subtle and understated, but all the components are in balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; a very light bouquet with citrus and herb aromas, and a typically fresh, elegant and lively palate, right in the Shottesbrooke style.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet is quite complex but in a gentle, laid-back fashion, with fruit and oak balanced and integrated, sliding into a gentle fig, melon and cashew-flavoured palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; a clean and fresh bouquet of light to medium intensity with melon/fig fruit and subtle oak. The palate, likewise, is fresh, clean and well made, not especially rich, but has attraction simply because it is dehcate.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997

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