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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Willow Bridge Estate 'G1-10' Chardonnay 2013

I'm not entirely sure what a G1-10 is. An internet search for the same reveals anything ranging from an environmental protection law to musical instruments through to a French autoroute.

In this guise, we have fine Chardonnay from Western Australia's Geographe wine region.

Made pretty much in the en vogue style: hand-picked with whole bunch inclusion and wild yeast ferments. Sexy. Pull your nose in to make the acquaintance of the smooth skinned flesh of nectarine with a touch of fresh citrus; oak here is a bit player, lending a toasty touch to proceedings.

Stonefruit, melon, minerally with citrus acid; it feels open and loose, yet the citrus acidity provides line and focus on the palate. Leading to generous length, carrying all with it in a final flourish. Give it an extra year and it will really be singing. 93+

Tasted on: Saturday 6th December, a Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 12.9%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: www.willowbridge.com.au

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    1. Thank goodness for someone enlightening this heathen

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    2. Haha - yes. It's meant to not be too obvious out of fear of looking like Bible bashing religious fundamentalists. We were looking for a name which captured the influence of our dirt and maritime climate - the best we found just happened to come from the old testament https://www.willowbridge.com.au/wines/#technicaldetails35

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