2011 Savaterre Frère Cadet Chardonnay

40th 137Made by Keppel Smith using grapes from a neighbouring vineyard I believe. It has its author’s stamp. The name translates to “younger brother”.

A prominent oak chassis. Nutty and cheesy with white stonefruits, aniseed, beeswax and alpine herbs. Layered, wild and powerful with a mouthfilling middle section and good, spicy persistence. Increasingly vinous and savoury as it opens up. Compelling. 92 Very Good

Region: Beechworth
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $38
Tasted: March 2013


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