2012 Seppelt Jaluka Chardonnay

imageChardonnay from the cool climes of Henty in south-western Victoria. Such an under-valued Australian wine region. This is fuller and sweeter than the previous release. I’m not as fond of it on account of an uneveness and lesser persistence.

Aromatically we have grapefruit, prominent nougat oak, white peach, a squeeze of lime and a slice of baked New York cheesecake. That cheesecake is there on the palate too where the slightly raw wood takes a biscuity turn. It’s a touch hard on the back-palate at the moment. Give it a decant or some more time in the bottle to let that barrel work settle. 91+

Region: Henty
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $24.99
Tasted: March 2014


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5 Responses to 2012 Seppelt Jaluka Chardonnay

  1. GP says:

    Have you had a crack at the ’12 Drumborg, Jeremy?


  2. Tasted side by side GP. The 2012 Drumborg is a massive step up – in terms of quality of fruit, quality of oak, balance and length. I’ll check in on it again tomorrow and get a review up sometime in the morning.

  3. Matt Broomhead says:

    Baked New York cheesecake Jeremy? I have never been to the big apple and I have never had baked cheesecake on any continent… I’m starting to worry that I’ve neglected one of life’s great pleasures through ignorance. :) Good note- I’ll seek this wine out and have a wee look at what I’m missing…

  4. Definitely grab a piece of baked cheesecake Matt. Terrible for your health and waistline but bloody delicious when made well…regardless of the city/style or country :)

  5. Matt Broomhead says:

    Just had a look at a few recipes on the internet and about to try one of my own. I’ll bring it down the hill to Coriole to finish off one of their famous vintage lunches this week and get some (honest) feedback… WWEI- broadening more than your wine horizons… :)

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