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Sticks No. 29 Yarra Valley Chardonnay

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The transition from AFL to wine is not a well trodden path, but Sticks was the name given to the ex-AFL playing owner Rob Dolan, as a reference to his towering height. Prepare to be wowed by the power of Yarra Chardonnay at its most formidable. 2010 was a perfect vintage and this modern take on the grape is part of a Chardonnay renaissance sweeping the country. Prepare for white peach and toasty barrel characters like cashew and baked bread and a defined palate that’s laden with flavour, texture and a refreshing acid backbone.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Vibrant medium straw with a green hue

Aroma: Nectarine, white peach, fresh toast, nougat, floral

Palate:Lemon tart, white stone fruit, cucumber, cashew, brioche

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Sticks No. 29 Yarra Valley Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright, light straw-green; much more intense than the standard wine, with some good funky aromas and great power to the long palate.
2018
Australian Wine Companion 2012
94
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Generous ripe citrus chardonnay fruit with concentration and a lick of winemaker artefact helping the acid hold the sweet fruit in its place. Drinking really well on release don't wait around to plumb its creamy depth.
2013
Rob Geddes MW
89
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Melon pulp and peach nose, with a fleshy palate and balanced sweetness.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Generous ripe citrus chardonnay fruit with concentration and a lick of winemaker artefact helping the acid hold the sweet fruit in its place.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright colour; now this is a seriously good wine, with delicious nectarine fruit at its heart, and all the length one expects from the best Yarra Valley chardonnays; the oak is at once important and unimportant.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
96
Rob Geddes MW says
Rob Geddes MW

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