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Western Australian 'Icon' Chardonnay 2014
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Western Australian 'Icon' Chardonnay 2014

Western Australian 'Icon' Chardonnay 2014


Branded Price
$35 57% off
57% off
Bottled Price
$15.00
Case Price
$180.00
 
 
Description

This awesome oaked Western Australian Icon Chardonnay 2014 was barrel fermented and then spent 12 months in new French oak barrels.  The wine displays rich fruit flavours of melon, peach and green citrus notes combined with integrated oak creaminess on the palate. The wine is elegant and refined and will age spectacularly with increased intensity and oak flavours. This Chardonnay has great ageing potential.
 
The producer of this wine is a very small family operation with very little retail presence other than in restaurants and via cellar door. The family has shifted recently from wine making to truffle growing in the Manjimup area. They have never gone down the road of wine shows or rating by James Halliday preferring to keep it local and produce wines of exceptional quality. All wines produced are in small batches with love, care and respect for the grape.  
 
Comments from Our Wine Buyer: This is a stunning barrel fermented 2014 Chardonnay. The winery put this Chardy into brand new French oak barrels for 12 months. The oak integration is amazing together with the fresh flavours of peach and melon and fine citrus flavours. This is a Chardonnay that is going to get better and better with age. It will develop into a very creamy golden yellow oaked Chardonnay within 3 years of cellaring. It is also awesome drinking now. This is exceptional value at $15.00 per bottle as the winery sells it under brand at $38.00 per bottle. a couple of years in bottle. My Score 93/100 Gold Medal.   

Variety:
Chardonnay
Alcohol Content:
13.5%
Serving Suggestion:
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Awards / Medal:
WACC Gold IconWACC Gold
Wine Notes
Colour:
Pale straw with a green tinge.
Bouquet:
Melon, Peach and integrated creamy oak.
Palate:
Rich fruit flavours of melon, peach and green citrus notes combined with integrated oak creaminess on the palate. The wine is elegant and refined and will age spectacularly with increased intensity and oak flavours.
Oak Treatment:
Barrel fermented and aged in new French oak for 12 months.
Source/Region:
Manjimup, Western Australia
Cellaring Potential:
Will get better with cellaring over 4-10 years. Stelvin cap closure.

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