Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley TIC TOK Chardonnay 2009 Wine Review

Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley TIC TOK Chardonnay 2009
Mudgee Pemberton, Australia
Community Score: 4.3/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 187104


 
Price: $14.95
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2012-2013
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Robert Oatley Vineyards
Agent: Profile Wine Group
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Natalie's Score: 87/100

Balanced, full-bodied and flavourful but not heavy. Lots of lemon and pineapple notes with a toasty finish.

Chardonnay food pairings: seafood such as grilled shrimp in a pasta cream sauce, lobster with lemon and tarragon butter or baked salmon.

This was reviewed June 22, 2012 by
 

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Mark Cochrane Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

One of the things I like about wine is it's history and the background on James Oatley and how he went from convict to vineyard owner is interesting to say the least. They produced a bright yellow Chardonnay from Mudgee (85%) & Pemberton (15%) in Australia with a nice aroma of citrus and pear. A long grapefruit finish with some vanilla and minerality makes this crisp chardonnay a nice accompaniment with salmon, lobster or sitting on the back deck eating peel and eat shrimp.
A unique blend of grapes from two sides of Australia’s vast continent: Mudgee NSW and Pemberton WA (85% and 15% respectively).
Our winemakers have cleverly blended a number of parcels with various components undergoing a combination of tank and barrel ferment along with French oak maturation. It’s a terrific example of modern Australian chardonnay, where fruit and texture are the vital components, with oak playing a supporting role. Lovely pineapple and fresh fig flavours, creamy, spicy oak with a touch of vanilla and a long, textured finish.

 
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