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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Yaldara Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Selected from a single site vineyard of Bernard 94 clone (Chablis) of Chardonnay situated near Charleston in the Adelaide Hills. 

The fruit was hand harvester, with a portion of the juice (the unclarified part) sent to ferment in French oak (of which 20% was new). The pressings underwent a natural ferment. The wine matured in these barrels for 9 months with lees stirring for the first 6 months to build complexity.

Delicate, lightly spiced oak nose - a gentle almond paste and secondary stonefruit profile, lingering and wafting. Latterly it starts exhibiting a lime G&T profile, not entirely unpleasant I needn't add. 

Calm, assured - unhurried. Gently ebbing along and across the palate. Nothing over-done here, a gentle inter-play of oak and citrus centric fruit. 91 

Tasted on: Saturday 15th September 
Source: Cellar Door
Price: $ 40
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwap

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