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Wyndham Estate Bin 222 Chardonnay

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Value is the name of the game with this fulsome, lush style of chardy from South Eastern Australia. Amazingly, this has seen some classy French oak, and shows smells of nashi pears, ripe peaches, dairy and nutty hints on the nose. The palate is quite rich and fruity, with a rounded, milky mouthfeel, peaches and cream flavours, and a smooth, sumptuous finish. Keep a bottle or two in the fridge for when your mates pop round. 

Winemaker's Notes

Rigorous winemaker vineyard assessment took place to ensure grapes reached the desired varietal flavour and structural balance. Once this date was determined, the fruit was harvested at night, while the temperatures were low, preserving the vibrant fruit flavours. Upon delivery to the winery, fruit parcels were individually pressed and clarified. Fermentation was initiated with a selection of premium yeast strains.

Appearance: Pale straw with vibrant yellow hues.

Nose: Ripe aromas of stone fruit and honeydew melon melded with nuances of crusty bread and nutty vanillin oak. A bouquet of great complexity and interest.

Palate: Intense flavours of peach blended with fig and citrus enhanced by toasty oak and finishing with a creamy silky texture from malolactic fermentation. The wine has obvious presence by combining fruit intensity, oak maturation and aging on yeast lees for a modern twist on a classic style.

Food:  Garlic Prawns with Basil Pesto.

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Wyndham Estate Bin 222 Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Lively, fresh citrus, melon and stone fruit; a light-bodied, fruit-driven style with good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A clean, crisp and shapely chardonnay whose peachy. Iightly, tropical and buttery fruit and fresh cashew/vanilla oak combine in a juicy and moderately intense palate that finishes refreshingly long and creamy.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
87
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A smooth, peachy and creamy chardonnay with a lightly nutty aroma of green olives, stonefruit and vanilla oak. It's generous and mouthfilling, with lively ripe fruit, elegance and balance, finishing soft and refreshing, with lingering undertones of green cashew.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
88
Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
No, I don't know the significance of the 222 but I'm guessing if you drank three bottles you would have sympathy for the devil. Which is just the world's most obvious attempt to get a Rolling Stones title into a wine review. And there it is: I've done it on a bottle of $10 chardonnayÑMick and Keef would be proud. And this is great stuff too. Plenty of satisfaction here.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Vibrant, well-made and refreshing chardonnay whose peachy, buttery aromas of green cashews and citrus are supported by sweet, lightly dusty and toasty oak. Juicy, tangy and forward, it's fruit-driven and tightly balanced, with a refreshingly clean finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
88
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Combines complexity and elegance; stone fruit flavours; excellent line and length; subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92

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