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Monday 10 June 2013

Coombe Farm Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from the Yara Valley that uses a 60/40 split of the Mendoza clone - often said to lack a little on the back palate - and the P58 clone, favoured amongst some of the Yarra Chardonnay-heads.

Three batches of fruit were all vinified separately, different yeasts were also engaged, only 20% allowed to go through Malo. Oak, is French barriques, 20% of which is new.

Opens with a mix of florals, stonefruit, citrus and even a touch of fenugreek. The palate is full, creamy - unsure of the battonage regime - with good acid to cut through the back end. Shows nice balance, good drinking, has a moreish quality to it. Reels you back in.

That said, length is a little average, flavour is pulled through, medium acidity. Good wine. 90 - Good

Tasted on: Tuesday 4th June, a Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $32
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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