Hamelin Bay Five Ashes Reserve Chardonnay 2012
LAST BOTTLES. 97 pts Halliday. Margaret River Chardonnay at its best!
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This premium Margaret River Chardonnay is grown in the cool, Karridale area (widely regarded as best area for chardonnay in region).
Top shelf Margaret River chardonnay does not get better than this – delicacy, power refinement and beautifully balanced French oak. Rigorous fruit selection predominantly ‘Gin Gin’ clone of chardonnay renowned for low yields, gorgeous natural acid and extraordinary concentration of fruit. Wild yeasts, barrel fermented and matured for 9 months in 45% new top shelf tightly grained French oak (Seguin Moreau). A beautiful long line of flavour – citrus, pear and gunflint characters meld with seamless spicy French oak and underlying lemon sorbet tones with a wonderful flinty finish. Enjoy this over the next 5 years.
97 points James Halliday and Top 100 wines of 2014 … “Light straw-green; a very distinguished chardonnay that reflects the cool climate of Karridale at the southern end of Margaret River. Its perfect balance of white stone fruit, melon and pink grapefruit framed by high quality French oak is impressive enough, but it is the way the flavours accelerate on the finish and lingering aftertaste that gives this wine its special quality.”
94 points Phillip Rich, Decanter Magazine June 2015.
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Australia, Margaret River