2019 Patina Reserve Chardonnay

$75.00

95 Points Wine Companion
Developed but fresh, smooth and well balanced with nothing obviously dominating the palate. This wine is fine in texture with apricot, stone fruit and apple balanced by a little creamy lees and a hint of butterscotch.

1332 in stock

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95 Points, “I love the savoury stretch of the chardonnays at this address. The norm of clattering stone fruits, new wood and reductive handling à l’Australien can be tiring. Here, a defiant stance that somehow feels far more intuitive. Natural. Effortless. Drinkable, sumptuous and detailed. Wines of restraint and a beautiful pulse, the result. The acidity, gorgeous. Everything done right. A very fine wine in the making. Nougat, blossom, hazelnut and filigreed precision. Nothing but joy here.” Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin MW

Orange consistently produces world class chardonnay; the Orange terroir seems to draw out the best of the variety. It is a very versatile variety that expresses beautifully as a lightly wooded
style or as a barrel fermented and lees aged wine which shows rich flavours and velvety mouth feel. This wine was fermented and aged on lees for 12 months in French oak barrels.

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Product Description

Colour: Pale straw.

Aroma: Rich varietal chardonnay aromas of peaches and cream, rock melon, cashews and creamy barrel aged lees characters.

Palate: Developed but fresh, smooth and well balanced with nothing obviously dominating the palate. This wine is fine in texture with apricot, stone fruit and apple balanced by a little creamy lees and a hint of butterscotch. A multilayered cool climate style that is generous yet elegant with excellent structure and length.

Winemaking: This wine was fermented and aged on lees for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Cellaring: The good natural acid levels allow the oak and fruit to integrate resulting in a scrumptious wine to be savoured. It is drinking well now but it will reward you well if you have patience, as it will become rounder and very scrumptious with time, up to and well beyond 2030.

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