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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Citadine Red Hill Chardonnay 2011

I'd previously written about the wines of Citadine and winemaker Kirby Siemering with a review of the Gruyere Syrah.

This follow up release from the label sees a new region, variety and explored. Similar adoption of in-vogue winemaking techniques deployed: wild yeast, old oak, time on lees and stirring.

Good aromatic approach, slight flinty character backed up by hints of sourdough crust, nutty creamy, mealy and suggestions of stone-fruit.

Doesn't deliver on the palate for me. Hints of citrus and mineral, but really it's a shadow of its aromatic profile. Clean, but lacking in palate depth. Some minerally tinged length to conclude, a slight quartzy tingle. Would like to see how this might fair in a less challenging year. 87 - Average

Tasted on: Wednesday 16th January, a Flower Day
Source: Sample
Price: $tba
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: DIAM

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