Leheny Gibson Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from Australia - Victoria
Review Date : 17-Jul-2017
Brilliant, light straw-yellow colour with some depth. The nose is elegantly full and voluminous with aromas of white stonefruits, white florals and nutty notes, with complexing suggestions of oxidative elements, and minerals. The aromas are rounded in presentation, but retain a degree of freshness, unfolding herb and waxy detail as it grows in breadth. Medium-bodied, the palate is softly full and mouthfilling with flavours of white stonefruits, nuts, and a complex amalgam of flinty minerals, herbs and waxy nuances. The mouthfeel is smooth-textured, and the wine flows a long a fine line underlined by fresh acidity. The wine is rounded, but balanced by fine phenolic textures providing structure and line, leading to an elegant, soft finish with toasty notes. This is a softly full and rounded Chardonnay with a fine heart of white stonefruits, nuts and complex oxidative hints and waxy elements. Match with poultry and pork over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked Chardonnay fruit from Gladysdale, indigenous yeast barrel-fermented with some skin and whole bunch input, and high solids to 13.0% alc., the wine aged approx. 9 months primarily in 500 L puncheons, around 10% new, with no batonnage, and a natural balance of MLF. Consistent warm and dry growing conditions, with lower yields but full and balanced flavours. 18.5+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $39.95

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