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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2010

I'd previously only tried the 2005 offering from Hoddles but do have a 2006 and 2007 to look forward too.  Having tasted this wine, I wanted to open a Chablis to compare it to.  A dose of manflu put paid to that and has delayed the posting of this note.  

Whilst this nose has a faint nod to some stonefruit, some background mealy almond and even a touch of pear, the intense minerality driving through the middle places the wine upon a pedestal for me.  

Some grapefruit supports the middle, yet gives way to length.  A good punch of acid had me in raptures.  This is quality wine and a steal at sub-$20.  Whilst it drinks beautifully now, it will easily reward those patient enough to cellar, 7-8 years I recall seeing winemaker Franco d'Anna suggest.

Source: Gift
Price: $18.99
Alcohol: 13.2%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.hoddlescreekestate.com.au/

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