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Wednesday 4 June 2014

Patina Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2008

Tasted blind in a bracket of eight Chardonnays, all Australian, a mix of vintages and regions represented. The bracket largely showing anaemic, skinny Chardonnays - as seems the current vogue with the variety.

In such a bracket, a wine with 5+ years on it stood out like the sore thumb. 

The colour shows a wine that is developed. Aromatically showing toasty character, stonefruit and suggestion of lime brûlée.

The palate is fuller (comparatively), toasty oak and yet demonstrating good balance. Melon and lime show on the palate adding some subtlety to the power. Good length, a pleasure to drink. 91

Tasted on: Sunday 1st June, a Flower day
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 11.9%
Closure: Screwcap

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