McWilliams McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Chardonnay 2008 Wine Review

McWilliams McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Chardonnay 2008
South Eastern Australia, Australia
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Product #: 557934
BC Product #: 557934
SAQ Product #: 10199367

Price: $13.95
Alcohol: 13.5%
Drink: 2010-2012
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: McWilliams
Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.
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Natalie's Score: 87/100

A good bite and mouth-watering green apple notes make this full-bodied Chardonnay a good companion for roast chicken and corn dishes.

This was reviewed August 17, 2010 by

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Winemaker’s Notes: This wine is a blend of many different parcels of Chardonnay fruit, each parcel being kept as an individual until blending. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night and swiftly crushed to extract the best free run from the grapes. Once cold settled the juice was racked to ferment, with a portion fermented in a combination of French oak barriques and hogs heads oak barrels. A portion of this oak component also underwent malolactic fermentation to provide a blending component and contributes richness to the wine.

Taste Profile

Colour: Medium straw with hints of green

Bouquet: A lively, complex wine with white peach, guava and passionfruit flavours combining with creamy butterscotch flavours from the oak treatment

Palate: The flavours carry through from the nose to the palate with ripe peach and nectarine apparent. Background oak flavours of vanilla and butterscotch contribute complexity while an acid backbone provides great structure. The finish is long, soft and flavoursome.

Cellaring potential: Drinking beautifully now or can be cellared carefully for up to four years from vintage

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