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    2019 Clyde Park Chardonnay

    Geelong, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $36. 99 Bottle
    $443.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Wild fermented then matured in 20% new French oak for 10 months. Bright straw colour with a hint of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Aromas of ripe nectarine mix with bees wax and lemon butter with hints of crème brulee, light butterscotch and spicy oak ensuing. Rich and very creamy in its feel, the palate is filled with ripe peach, honeycomb, butterscotch, crème brulee, nougat and spicy roasted cashew flavours. Round balanced finish with a lingering spicy nougat and roasted cashew led aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13%

    Other Reviews….
    Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed to French puncheons and hogsheads (25% new), minimal stirring, a small amount of mlf, remained on lees for 9 months with little intervention. There's no question that the depth and richness of the fruit is akin to that of Beechworth, not Yarra Valley, and even less the Mornington Peninsula. It's a wine that marches to the tune of its big bass drum. Made by Robin Brockett. Drink by 2030.
    95 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion