Monday, 15 December 2014

Willow Bridge Estate G1-10 Chardonnay 2013

Quite a seductive wine which evolves nicely the longer it sits in the glass.
The usual fresh stone fruit and citrus characters of a good Chardonnay step out here, but with patience comes a subtle nuttiness and coconut husk. Now we're talkin'!

Hand picked, whole bunched pressed and wild yeast fermented, it was matured on lees for ten months in French oak, a quarter of which was new. A bright golden colour and a persistent vanilla creaminess are a result of this.

I've been lucky enough to have a look at a few of winemaker Simon Burnell's wines of late, and I must admit I do like what he delivers. There's finesse yet interest along with judicious use of oak. Furthermore, they are priced very well.

I'd grab a bottle of this and have it with a roast chook.


Region: Geographe, Western Australia
RRP: $30
Source: Sample

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