2013 Wirra Wirra The Twelfth Man Chardonnay

imageFrom the Lenswood subregion of the Adelaide Hills. As always there’s a hefty amount of cashew, toast and cinnamon oak in the mix. All French, 35% new. It’s a mere pup and needs more time in the bottle to integrate.

The fruit is actually very linear, the core all lemons and minerality; quartz-like perhaps but in an evocative rather than literal sense. It does extend into white peach as it breathes. I believe there’s balance although the imprint of those barrels will always be strong. 90+

Region: Adelaide Hills
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $31.50
Tasted: May 2014


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