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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Lofty Valley Chardonnay 2011

From the Adelaide Hills comes a fine Chardonnay, brand hitherto unknown to me prior to this opportunity to taste it.  The winemaker however is: one Brendon Keys.

220 cases produced, all estate fruit, 50% of it aged for 10 months in new French oak. Barrel ferment character whispers its gentle tune in the glass; fresh aromatics by way of melon, stonefruits and the addition of some cashew.   

The palate sees a fuller wine, touch of weight and texture - the suggestion of battonage.  The palate enhanced further by butty/ cashew complexity - rather well worked.

Finishes with good length, and a steely resolve.  91 - Very Good

Source: Sample
Price: $26.50
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap


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