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2008 Reserve Chardonnay

2008 Reserve Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation
Blocks B, C & South Park
Harvest Date
20 - 29 Feb 2008
pH
3.33
Alcohol %
13
James Halliday
94

2008 Reserve Chardonnay

The aroma is of figs, grapefruit and melons with spicy oak notes. The palate has a creamy yet tight texture, is vibrant and persistent. The 2008 Reserve Chardonnay will age well for approximately 10 years.

Vine age & features: The 2008 season was mostly cool through December and January and a brief heat spike mid February aided ripening. Our Chardonnay fruit was hand-picked in good condition between 12.2 and 12.5 Baumé, before the March heat wave, which did cause issues in other regions.

Site selection: B and C blocks face north-west in a location which identified as a perfect site for Chardonnay. It has deep soils and a cool micro-climate. South Park is TarraWarra Estate’s only south facing vineyard. Planted with Mendoza clone, the longer ripening period provides structure and fresh acidity to the blend.

Vintage notes: The 2008 season was mostly cool through December and January and a brief heat spike mid February aided ripening. Our Chardonnay fruit was hand-picked in good condition between 12.2 and 12.5 Baumé, before the March heat wave, which did cause issues in other regions.


Reviews:

TIM WHITE The Australian Financial Review, December 2011
Beautiful, developing peel fruit on the nose, with complex flinty matchstrike characters...There’s density and concentration to this wine, but many gentle, delicate characters too...A fab drink.

RALPH KYTE-POWELL Epicure, The Age, 29 June 2011
TarraWarra Reserve Chardonnays are a bit less full throttle than they once were; subtlety, balance and restraint have become the drivers of the style. The ‘08 is a very good example that blends citrus and white-peach fruit with classy oak into a luxuriously smooth, mellow, complete wine of persistence and refinement.

JAMES HALLIDAY The Australian Wine Companion 2011
Some depth starting to develop to the colour; a subtle, sophisticated wine, stone fruit, melon, citrus and French oak all seamlessly joined, the balance and length all one could ask for.

CAMPBELL MATTINSON The Wine Front, February 2011
This is a very classy release from TarraWarra Estate…It’s pure and lengthy, powerful and refined, with sweet pear-like fruit flavour and wheatgerm-like complexing notes...It is a truly beautiful wine.

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2008 Reserve Chardonnay

2008 Reserve Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation
Blocks B, C & South Park
Harvest Date
20 - 29 Feb 2008
pH
3.33
Alcohol %
13
James Halliday
94

2008 Reserve Chardonnay

The aroma is of figs, grapefruit and melons with spicy oak notes. The palate has a creamy yet tight texture, is vibrant and persistent. The 2008 Reserve Chardonnay will age well for approximately 10 years.

Vine age & features: The 2008 season was mostly cool through December and January and a brief heat spike mid February aided ripening. Our Chardonnay fruit was hand-picked in good condition between 12.2 and 12.5 Baumé, before the March heat wave, which did cause issues in other regions.

Site selection: B and C blocks face north-west in a location which identified as a perfect site for Chardonnay. It has deep soils and a cool micro-climate. South Park is TarraWarra Estate’s only south facing vineyard. Planted with Mendoza clone, the longer ripening period provides structure and fresh acidity to the blend.

Vintage notes: The 2008 season was mostly cool through December and January and a brief heat spike mid February aided ripening. Our Chardonnay fruit was hand-picked in good condition between 12.2 and 12.5 Baumé, before the March heat wave, which did cause issues in other regions.


Reviews:

TIM WHITE The Australian Financial Review, December 2011
Beautiful, developing peel fruit on the nose, with complex flinty matchstrike characters...There’s density and concentration to this wine, but many gentle, delicate characters too...A fab drink.

RALPH KYTE-POWELL Epicure, The Age, 29 June 2011
TarraWarra Reserve Chardonnays are a bit less full throttle than they once were; subtlety, balance and restraint have become the drivers of the style. The ‘08 is a very good example that blends citrus and white-peach fruit with classy oak into a luxuriously smooth, mellow, complete wine of persistence and refinement.

JAMES HALLIDAY The Australian Wine Companion 2011
Some depth starting to develop to the colour; a subtle, sophisticated wine, stone fruit, melon, citrus and French oak all seamlessly joined, the balance and length all one could ask for.

CAMPBELL MATTINSON The Wine Front, February 2011
This is a very classy release from TarraWarra Estate…It’s pure and lengthy, powerful and refined, with sweet pear-like fruit flavour and wheatgerm-like complexing notes...It is a truly beautiful wine.

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Add To Cart
$70.00
 
Available to Club members only