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Friday, 14 August 2015

TarraWarra Estate Chardonnay 2013

Caveat emptor: The wine tasted was leftovers from a day being poured in the trade, as such I cannot confirm how long the wine had been open. The tasting note below reflects how I see the wine.

Whole bunch pressed direct to barrel, wild yeast fermented, some portion of tank fermentation and seeing about 10 months on lees for added body.

Beautifully golden, florals, frangipani; sweet oak, melon and creamy cashew.A wine of finesse, segueing to spice and toast; excellent length and intensity - such poise here. 

To say that the wine ticks all boxes really undersells it - yet it has balance, seems effortless and does indeed have something for everyone. 94

Tasted on: Thursday 16th July, a Flower to Leaf day
Source: Leftover trade samples
Price: $28
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap

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