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Sorrenberg Chardonnay

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Sorrenberg Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Developed colour; undergoes 100% mlf and maturation in 30% new oak; complex from the word go, it progressively reveals more and more in the glass, with some intentional funk and nutty overtones to the ripe stone fruits.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Faster maturing and earlier drinking, with a dusty bouquet of melon, citrus rind, peaches and cream backed by spicy, mealy nuances and notes of nougat and honeysuckle. Sumptuous and creamy, it's smooth and unctuous, almost viscous, delivering a voluptuous presence of faintly candied fruit that finishes with gentle, soft acids and lingering citrus and melon flavour.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Quite deep, yet bright colour; the winemaker has left nothing on the table with this wine, as it is rich, complex, over the top and still maintains interest and balance; straw, fig, yellow peach, grilled nuts and cinnamon are evident on the bouquet and palate; the finish is unctuous, long, luscious and full of nutty complexity; a rich style, handled well.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A reasonably fast-developing but complex and flavoursome chardonnay whose spicy, estery bouquet of melon, quince and cumquat reveals nougat-like aromas of vanilla, cloves and lanolin. Slightly candied and forward, its toasty, honeyed palate delivers length and smoothness, finishing with crisp, lemony acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Slightly candied, this charmingly complex and vibrant chardonnay has a delicate bouquet and a long, creamy and shapely palate that finishes with lively, refreshing acidity. Its melon, grapefruit and nectarine fruit reveals lightly funky, buttery nuances and undertones of smoky vanilla oak. Quite stylish, with a lingering core of intense flavour.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A developing young chardonnay whose toasty citrus and melon qualities are enhanced by nutty and creamy complexit and buttery and toasty oak Its floral bouquet reveals faint nuances of sweet corn, while its smooth and silky palate delivers a mouthfilling expression of juicy fruit before finishing long and savoury, with light mineral notes.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Rather varnishy and mealy, smoky aromas of quince, cumquat and citrus rind precede a juicy, forward and almost oily palate whose honeyed expression of buttery, creamy flavour finishes with some rawness. Lacking length and freshness, it's likely to develop quickly.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
It takes a little time for this wine to really open up in the glass, for the rather closed aromas that begin with sweet butter and toast, oatmeal and sweet corn, cumquat and quince do then become more vibrant and less spicy. Fine and elegant, its slightly marmalade-like palate does also reveal more depth of fruit to counter its handsome vanilla and buttery oak. There's softness, fineness and delicacy, but I'd prefer a shade more acidity to better accentuate the acids and fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004

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