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2019 Garagiste Merricks Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$46. 99 Bottle
$563.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Stelvin
Brilliant pale straw colour with a greenish tint to the edges and a watery hue. Lifted nectarine and citrus aromas are followed by a faint whiff of dried honey, light nougat and flinty end notes. Elegant and fresh, lively nectarine and citrus fruits lead the way with a delicate undercard of dried honey, traces of biscuity nougat characters and a flinty mineral aspect. Vibrant, crisp like acidity finishing taut and punchy.
Cellar 4-5 years.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews….
The Garagiste wines are never in-your-face and yet they’re never lacking or insubstantial, either. The pitch here is perfect. So too is the flavour profile. Grapefruit, dry pear, nectarine, flint and woodsmoke. It flies, it flares, it finesses its way through to the sustained finish. No hesitation. It’s a lovely wine. Drink 2020-2027.
94 points
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front