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    Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2008
    Chardonnay - Yarra Valley, Australia

    Ratings

    • ST92
    • RP91
    Price: $36.99
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    Professional Ratings: 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Yarra Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 118633

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The nose offers aromas of lanoline, madarin and lemon zest, with fresh ginger and jasmine. The palate is tight with long, lean grapfruit acidity, balance by chalky tannins and mid-palate fruit weight.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Light yellow-gold. Wild, highly perfumed bouquet of pear, orange rind, honey, jasmine, iodine and truffle, with a smoky overtone. Broad, palate-staining orchard fruit flavors reach every nook and cranny of the palate, with spicy citrus notes adding lift and cut. An exotic floral quality emerges on the long, smoky, penetrating finish. Showing extremely well right now.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Coming from a 13-year-old vineyard of just over 2 acres, the 2008 Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay is barrel fermented in puncheons using 100% indigenous yeasts in 25% new and 30% 1 year oak. It reveals aromas of intense pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel over the cashew, meal and sulphidic / struck match notes plus a whiff of cedar. The palate is medium-bodied, crisp, rich, silken and minerally in the very long finish.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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