Monday, 7 January 2013

Ridgemill Estate Pedigree Chardonnay 2009

I was rubbing my hands together when I opened this recently. Having had it a couple of years ago I knew what I was in for. And good news for me, I wasn't disappointed.

The wine has continued to develop nicely since then and is drinking beautifully. Shame is for the consumer, the success of the wine has ensured there are only eight bottles left on the books at the winery.

Initially priced at $25 when released, it's success at various shows locally and internationally over the last couple of years has seen the price double, yet it still walks out the door comfortably. And the accolades are justifiable.

Plenty going on to arouse the senses when tipped in the glass. Stone fruit, cashews, nougat and creamy vanilla characters. These characters all slip onto a delicious palate where peachy and nectarine flavours line up at the fore flushing through to the mid palate where the creamy and vanilla characters from French oak provide length.

Well balanced and crafted, if you lucky enough to get one of the last eight, you'll be laughing all the way.

Purchase cellar door or online only.

Who: Ridgemill Estate
What: Chardonnay (13.5% alc)
Where: Granite Belt
When: 2009
How: $50

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