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2005 Tyrrell's Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay

Hunter River, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
$44. 99
$539.88 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2010-2011)
ABV: 13.7%
Closure: Screw Cap
An elegant Chardonnay.

This wine has not undergone any malolactic fermentation. Bright straw colour with water like hue. Superb, refined nose – reminiscent of a great White Burgundy. The structure displays elegance and refinement as well as a persistence of flavour. Citrus and cashew layers emerge. Clean acid finish. Long aftertaste of citrus and grapefruit.
Cellar 3-4 years (2010-2011)
Alc/Vol: 13.7%

Other Reviews…
An element of finesse and elegance rare in the Hunter Valley outside of Tyrrell’s, Lake’s Folly and Keith Tulloch; a seamless marriage of stone fruit and oak; despite the screwcap, best earlier than later.
94 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2008