Riversdale Estate Crater Chardonnay 2014

I’ve previously tasted the 2012 vintage of this label and now we see this being a Cellarmasters (now owned by Woolworths) exclusive. Winemaker is Nick Badrice. Heavy packaging exerts the authority and gravitas this is trying to portray. Book. Cover. Judged.

Riversdale Estate, Crater, Chardonnay, Coal Valley, 2014

Lemon verbena and then cream, peach cobbler, beeswax, shortcut pastry, grapefruit and mandarin. There’s a protein muscularity to this and lees stirring during the wine making provides a mealy, but enjoyable texture. A pure grapefruit citrus spectrum with white stone fruit crisp highlights. This is full but manages to stay in a straight line thanks to the Tassie acidity which hasn’t been beaten within an inch of its life. Quality chardonnay. One for those who like a bigger style, but still with an eye on finesse.

RRP: $49.99
Alc: 12.5%

Wine sample courtesy of Riversdale Estate and Cellarmasters

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