BackVintage Label 2018 BackVintage Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

2018 BackVintage Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

2018 BackVintage Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW
Halliday Wine Companion 2019 - 90 Points, Silver Medal

Huon Hooke Top Value #2 out of 23

James Halliday - 90 points
James' tasting notes read:
Dijon (Bernard) clone 96 is a first class start. Wild-fermented, matured in various French barrels of various ages before being cycled through new French hogsheads shortly prior to bottling. Tangy grapefruit wins the Indian arm wrestle with the oak. Very good value and pedigree.

 
Background

An unusually warm and dry summer in the Adelaide Hills has contributed to this full-flavoured Chardonnay.

Colour
Pale yellow

Nose
Rich white and yellow peach flavours with a hint of cashew, honeydew melon and a hint of grassiness.

Structure / Palate
Medium body. Ripe stonefruit flavours with subtle oak overtones. Light texture on the finish with balanced acidity.

This is a well-balanced, ‘modern’ style of Chardonnay, with fresh flavours and understated oak. Slightly richer and rounder than our 2016 vintage, this wine will be delicious with poultry and seafood, it will gain further richness into 2020.

 

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James Halliday - The Austalian Wine Companion
"Dijon (Bernard) clone 96 is a first class start. Wild-fermented, matured in various French barrels of various ages before being cycled through new French hogsheads shortly prior to bottling. Tangy grapefruit wins the Indian arm wrestle with the oak. Very good value and pedigree."
90 points. Drink to 2025.

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Huon Hooke - The Real Review:
"Light to mid-yellow hue. The bouquet summons stone fruit and cashew aromas and a little fresh herb. The palate is soft and fruity, rounded and fruit-sweet with firm acidity undercutting the sweetness. It's excellent value for money"
88 points. Drink 2019 to 2024.

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Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 13.0%
Cellaring Potential 2020+
Serving Suggestion Try it with flavoursome seafood or chicken dishes.
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