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Friday, 19 January 2018

Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2016

All stonefruit, supplemented - bolstered even - with a small portion of new (33%) oak. Wheaten and mealy, has the lovely golden suggestion of the setting sun. 

Feels fleshy, almost chewy on entry. Not quite plump, rounded - not chiselled. That occurs elsewhere in the portfolio. Solid, some might say. 

Balanced, nothing over the top, flavoursome to the very end - where a flash of citrussy acidity is actually quite welcome. 92

Tasted on: Monday 11th September, a Fruit to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $39
Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screwcap

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