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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Ballandean Estate Family Reserve Chardonnay 2008

Barrel fermented for 12 months, evident on the nose.  Further, stonefruit and a hint of grapefruit.  The plate shows some nutty/ nougat notes, a touch of mineral; malo is evident with the hallmark smooth creaminess.

Some acid was quite evident on first opening, but it seemed to settle into a groove. Whilst the finish came up a little short, some toasty oak character did hang a little providing interest and memory.  All up balanced if a little truncated.

Source: Sample (Chardonnay Day Tasting)
Price: $22 RRP
Alcohol: ?
Closure: Screwcap


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