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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Giesen Fuder Clayvin Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

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

Another barrel ferment Chardonnay, where evidence of that technique is clearly on show. Carried out with an even hand, not assaulting the nostrils: the toast, creamy smoke give the wine a profile that lends gravitas.

Spice, toast, textural - giving a fuller, rounder presence to the wine. None of that skinny, picked far too early nonsense here I add. Nutty, creamy - of substance.

Powerful - holds a line based on the spice that is evident throughout. Impressive. 92

Tasted on: Saturday 7th March, a Fruit to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $60
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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