Friday, February 8, 2013

Allandale 2011 Hunter Chardonnay

While the Hunter Valley is justifiably famed for its semillon, it also regularly produces some damn fine chardonnays. Here's one that easily justifies a $25 price tag.

And sometimes the winemaker really nails it with their back label notes:
 "VITICULTURE: Fruit was sourced from the old established Trevena Vineyard on Hermitage Road. WINEMAKING: Cold fermented in stainless steel, finished in high quality French oak, gaining complexity for a further six months. PALATE & BOUQUET: Stone fruit and fig aromas dominate, complemented by cashew nut from new French oak. Extended ageing on yeast lees adds a creamy/bready weight to the palate."

Our Price: $16 per bottle by the dozen


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