2004 Chardonnay

Product Description

“Smells of tangy tangerine and pineapple with some basil. Attacks with lots of curranty pineapple fruit, really slippery down the middle, and has beautiful balance, tightness, light oak smoke, nuts and Parmesan. This has to be one of the year’s bargain quality chardonnays. Better than many double the price. 94 points” Tim White, Australian Financial Review.

Awards: 5 Stars 94 points (James Halliday’s 2007 Wine Companion) Silver Medal, Royal Perth 2005 Bronze Medal, Royal QLD & Royal Melbourne 2005.
Region: 100% Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: shows a pale straw yellow hue.
Bouquet: Aromas of pear, butterscotch and honey stand out on a background of citrus.
Palate: The palate is a medium to full weight with well integrated oak. Banana, pears and butterscotch dominate.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm dry vintage.
Vinification: 100% barrel fermented and matured.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested best 2005 to 2008;
Oak Treatment: 100% barrel fermented, 40% new.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with mushroom risotto and butter sautéed asparagus.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 1.4g/L
pH: 3.38
Acidity: 7.2
Harvest Date: March 2004
Bottling Date: Janruary 2005