2012 Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Chardonnay

imageI never did get around to tasting the critically acclaimed 2011 release so I can’t offer much in terms of comparisons. I can however say that this wine stands up excellently in and of itself.

More clarity and detail than the Seppelt Jaluka reviewed below. Higher-grade fruit and toasty oak with superior integration. Superb flow, adroit use of lees and just a faint whisper of smoke. White stonefruit, green pear, grapefruit, cashews and lime are all inscribed ornately and distinctly on the palate. Some oatmeal lends a hand to both flavour and texture profiles. The conclusion is stony, almost flinty and completely convincing. It’s already drinking well but I’m tempted to cellar a couple of bottles. 94

Region: Henty
Alcohol: 12.8%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $40
Tasted: March 2014


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One Response to 2012 Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Chardonnay

  1. GP says:

    Sounds like it has a bit more weight than the ‘delicate’ 2011 (top wine, that one).


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