Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2008

Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2008

I opened this last night to have with some tasty Thai food. An explosive nose that I could smell half way across the room, showing glossy lemons, grapefruit with a hint of slightly unripe pineapple and a touch of spice and gunpowder. The palate displayed bigger flavours, without any overly ripe characters, lemons and meal, expanding through the mid-palate and finishing with grapefruit, sour lemons, a knob of butter and some minerally dryness. A very intriguing wine, silky and texturally pleasing, nuanced and showing some excellent length. Can I have some more please?

Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Oct09
Alcohol : 13.2%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2010-2014
Source : Boccaccio Cellars
Website : Hoddles Creek

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4 Responses to Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2008

  1. GW says:

    No, you can’t spotty. I agree, this is a ripper wine. Mellifluous.
    GW

  2. Anthony says:

    Glad you liked it Linc

  3. Franco says:

    Hi Linc, when you try the Pinot can you stick it in the decanter for about 4 or 5 hours. Poured it yesterday at PWS and really looked good.

    Cheers
    Franco

  4. Lincoln says:

    4 or 5 hours – check.
    Sounds like a weekend wine.

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