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Tuesday 2 February 2016

Montalto Estate Chardonnay 2014

From a lower yielding vintage, when Spring frosts affected flowering - a critical period in setting up the vines for bearing in fruit.

Winemaker Simon Black’s hand is clearly on show here: has a touch of edgy funk, cashew with stone fruit and citrus aromas rounding out the profile.

Good balance of juicy flavours against a heart of acid, t’s fast and furious, a raciness if you like. Seemingly has a bit of everything: line, length and textural width through some adroit lees work I’d suggest. Australian Chardonnay at its finest. 94

Tasted on: Thursday 31st December: Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $42
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap

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