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2014 West Cape Howe Styx Gully Chardonnay

Mount Barker, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
$22. 99
$275.88 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2018-2019)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Stelvin
Brilliant pale straw colour with a tinge of green around the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of delicate white peach and nectarine are intermixed with some flinty matchstick characters. Notes of underlying cashew are also present. Fresh and lively the elegant restrained palate has flavours of nectarine and delicate white peach with a flinty matchstick overlay followed by a touch of wet stone. Clean dry finish. Aftertaste of funky struck matchstick characters, nectarine, citrus and wet stone.
Cellar 3-4 years.
Alc 12.5%

Other Reviews…
. From the best vineyard patches (ex a very large portfolio), barrel-fermented/matured in French oak. A vibrant and expressive chardonnay with grapefruit and white peach neatly balanced by each other, and likewise with the oak; the finish is long and fresh. Drink by 2025.
95 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion