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Spring Vale Chardonnay

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The Lyne family are the visionaries behind the Spring Vale label and have a family motto that translates as ‘Live for your dreams.’ They have a strong belief that premium quality wine ensures a better life and we are sure you agree when you try this Chardonnay. This is complex, sophisticated Chardonnay with a core of citrus and baked bread complexity offering a creamy and textural palate. This is a rich and decadent drop that needs food to show it’s star quality.

Winemaker's Notes

50% fermented in old French oak barriques (so no obvious oakiness). 50% tank fermented. Straw green in colour. Aromas of lemon rind, grapefruit and talc. Palate is focused, long and lively with a limey core. Nice grip and presence; highly textural. Outstanding length.

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Spring Vale Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2013
92
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
A solid style showing crisp acidity and fruit with apple pear and low oak.
Rob Geddes MW
89
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A cool rendition of crisp, ocean-fresh chardonnay, with breezy light melon, pear and peach-scented stone fruits. The palate's bright and crisp, simply textured and nicely weighted: pear and melon flavours, with a gently nutty finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
90
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Cool and restrained chardonnay with pear and spice lifting off the nose - quite fresh and very gently oaked. The palate has a core of ripe pear and melon fruit flavour, really primary and building some gently grippy pear skin texture through the finish. Nice balance.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Nicely balanced and modulated; sweet stone fruit and fig; subtle oak and good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Excellent colour; medium-bodied and elegant; balanced and integrated oak with nectarine fruit; considerable length and high-profile Tasmanian acidity to close.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; toasty oak and subdued fruit on the bouquet move up a gear on the palate, with nectarine, peach and a hint of vanilla. Another attractive wine from this vineyard.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
90
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; very potent Burgundian characters with intense, tangy grapefruit and smoky barrel-ferment characters. The palate is very intense and concentrated, with long, persistent flavour and beautifully balanced acidity. No part of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
94

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