Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018


James Halliday 96 Points!


A wonderfully textured wine - powerful, rich, and seamless oak/acidity balance. 


Organic

Australia, VIC, Geelong
750mL
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James Halliday 96 Points!

 


 

"Good winter/spring rain, then dry through summer. Whole-bunch pressed, wild fermented in French barrique and puncheons. Beautiful length and shape to the blend of white peach and grapefruit flavours."

 


 

 - James Halliday, Weekend Australian

 

 


 

Wine Front 94 Points!


"Invariably powerful Chardonnay from this producer.

Peach, grapefruit, spice, white mint chocolate. Powerful, glossy almost slippery feel, some creme caramel, but shot through with intense acidity, quartz-like texture, and a long saline, grapefruit and spice finish. Unashamedly, unapologetically, Chardonnay.


 

- Gary Walsh, Wine Front


 

"This wine has consistently been rated as one of Australia’s best Chardonnays, reflecting the ideal combination of soils, climate and mature vines.


Budburst and harvest returned to long-term average timing, framing a moderately warm season. A core of fresh citrus acids, stone fruits and subtle winemaking inputs make for a wine well suited to a range of food matches.  


Whole bunch pressed, settled overnight and then wild fermented in French oak hogsheads and puncheons (20%new)
 About 75% went through malo-lactic fermentation. Bottled late-Jan 2019


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