Bannockburn Chardonnay

A wonderfully textured, rich and complex chardonnay crafted in as true a Burgundian fashion as you will find in Australia by Gary Farr, a man truly in touch with pinot noir and chardonnay. Becomes wonderfully complex and succulent with age, scented with flowers and roast nuts. One of the new generation of chardonnays you really can cellar with confidence.Jeremy OliverBannockburn Chardonnay is an immensely complex wine reflecting both the inherent quality of vineyard site, tried and tested old clones and a strong winemaking philosophy based on ‘low input – maximum flavour’. The low vigour vineyards are located on volcanic soils over limestone. The wine is whole bunch pressed. Fermentation in barrel takes place over a six week period although it is not unusual for some barrels to take months. The wine is matured in a combination of 1 year old and new (30%) oak for 9 to 11 months. The oak plays a supporting role. Tropical fruit aromas, nutty, vanillin complexity, ripe fruit, a creamy palate and fruit sweetness make it one of the best Chardonnays in the country.Andrew Caillard MW

  • Bannockburn Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    "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). 10 months on...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay '3-Yrs On Lees' 2008

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    Campbell Mattinson 95 points!"The "standard" Bannockburn chardonnay from 2008 spent two years on lees " it's reviewed here " but a third of the production was put aside to spend a third year on lees. So it's the exact same wine, with an extra year...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018

    Region: VIC- Geelong

      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...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay 2013

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    Wine Front 95 points!“Complex style that offers richness, gloss and glide with the crunch of acidity and flint. Buttered pecan, green olive, struck match, spice, stonefruit and grapefruit. Almost a buttered pine-lime richness, but it’s not heavy as its...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay 2012

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    - Wine Front 94+ points!'Golden colour and rich up-front, but it's a wine most characterised by its length of flavour. It sizzles through the finish. It tastes of lime, white peach and pineapple with oatmeal, nougat and fully integrated struck match. The...

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  • Bannockburn Chardonnay 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay 2011

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    Campbell Mattinson 94+ points!It was a cold and wet 2011 vintage in Geelong as well " though not quite as wet as it was in some others parts. I liked this immediately on opening but I left some in a glass overnight " a particularly chilly autumn night it...

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  • Bannockburn Chardonnay 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay 2009

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    Wine Front 94 points!"Sadly, no handwritten note pinned to this bottle, but it did come as a hand selection from Bannockburn's distributor Bibendum, urging me to have a look at this latest offering from Michael Glover. As chardonnay in Australia...

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  • Bannockburn Chardonnay 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay 2008

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    Campbell Mattinson 95 points! "Bannockburn chardonnay is becoming more and more refined " and, most likely, more and more ageworthy. Interesting to read Michael Glover's comment " in the notes accompanying this wine " that 'one third of the wine has gone...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay 2005

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    "Bright golden straw colour. An interesting complex nose that keeps changing in the glass - grilled nuts, vanilla custard, marzipan and wheatmeal biscuits. The savoury, nutty influences follows on to the palate, also honeydew melon, ripe stone fruits...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay 2003

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    Jeremy Oliver 93 points!" A sumptuous, complex and slightly earlier-maturing Bannockburn Chardonnay with slightly meaty, earthy aromas of peaches, melons, cloves and cinnamon over dusty nuances of vanilla oak. Smooth and creamy, its deep core of citrus...

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  • Bannockburn Chardonnay 2000

    [SOLD-OUT] Bannockburn Chardonnay 2000

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    The evolved light gold-colored 2000 Chardonnay exhibits monolithic, high acid flavors of lemons and melons, but a shrill, edgy personality. It is a very good, cool climate effort... Wine Advocate #148 (Aug 2003) Robert Parker

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