Chardonnay 2015 - Single Vineyard Series
The palate has great texture and depth, starting with peach skins and nectarine, the acidity in this wine is precise and along with gentle oak induced spices frames the finish.
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James Halliday Wine Companion 2015 - 92/100
Gary Walsh - Wine Front 93/100
Small production of 200 cases from a very big region.
Grapefruit and lime, smoke and cream and cashew. Medium bodied, flinty and dry, tangy and firm in the mouth with white peach and citrus flavours and fine clear acidity. Offers some richness, but stays controlled and racy. Particularly flinty and dry on the finish, which is often an attribute of the clone used for this wine.
Patrick Eckel Wine Reviewer 93/100
The two burgundian varieties produced by Bass River in 2013 received similar treatment with minimal intervention winemaking through the use of wild ferments, extended time on solids, minimal fining and filtration. The resultant wines are textural and have plenty of character.
The Chardonnay is a blend of I10V1 & I10V5 clones from the River and House Block’s. In terms of colour the wine is a light yellow with some flecks of green in the glass, the nose shows the extended time on lees with lifted stone fruits, subtle vanillin oak and a touch of almond meal.
The palate has great texture and depth, starting with peach skins and nectarine, the time on solids gives a full mouth feel, the acidity in this wine is precise and along with gentle oak induced spices frames the finish. Drinking well now and will reward short to medium term cellaring.
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