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Friday, 13 March 2015

Cooks Lot Handpicked Chardonnay 2013

Tasted blind in a bracket of four Chardonnay, mix of years and regions.

Handpicked, whole bunch, free run juice. Barrel fermented, partial solids and wild yeast. Some good inputs there, deliberate choices from winemaker Duncan Cook, pursuing a style.

Shows the barrel ferment character floating over citrus - mandarin segments even - with some vanilla creme.

Good old fashioned Chardonnay: butter, spice, lime brulee even; balanced - nice inputs of fruit, acid and residual oak here. Spice dominant. Good going. 91

Tasted on: Saturday 7th March, a Fruit transitioning to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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