2013 De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Chardonnay

imageA few years ago I considered De Bortoli’s Estate Chardonnay to be a little on the lean side – we’re talking the 2010 vintage. My opinion has changed over time to the point where I’m actually slightly challenged by the amount of flavour offered by this release. Not that it’s a big or blowsy wine.

Plenty of white peach, grapefruit and apricot kernel stuffing edging toward more tropical traits. A pretty good line of clean, stony acidity to back it up. Roasted hazelnuts, ginger and warm spice. Has a gentle creamy/buttery aspect in the mouth with a touch of grip on the back-palate. 91

Region: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 12.7%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $30
Tasted: April 2014


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