Robert Oatley Vineyards Tic Tok Pocketwatch Chardonnay 2012 Wine Review

Robert Oatley Vineyards Tic Tok Pocketwatch Chardonnay 2012
Robert Oatley Vineyards Tic Tok Pocketwatch Chardonnay 2012
Robert Oatley Vineyards Tic Tok Pocketwatch Chardonnay 2012
Central Ranges, Australia
Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 5
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Product #: 187104
Wine Type: White Wine


 
Price: $14.95
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2013-2016
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Robert Oatley Vineyards
Agent: Vin Vino Wine Merchants
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Natalie's Score: 87/100

Rich and buttery with some smoke and matchstick on the nose from generous oak aging. Full-bodied and tasty. Great price. Chardonnay food pairings: seafood such as grilled shrimp in a pasta cream sauce, lobster with lemon and tarragon butter or baked salmon, BBQ chicken, ocean fish or pork.

This Robert Oatley Vineyards Tic Tok Pocketwatch Chardonnay 2012 was reviewed September 12, 2013 by

 

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Jane Staples Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This Chardonnay shows so well Oatley's winemaking priorities of maximizing fruit expression and wine texture. Stone fruit and melon , w subtle oak on the nose lead to lovely pinapple and fresh fig on palate,creamy oak and vanilla and a long finish. Try this with lobster or baked salmon; everyone at your table will be smiling!
Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Tic Tok had a delicious nose of tropical fruit, butterscotch, creamed corn, with a creamy moutfeel, and a repeat of the aromas on the palate. A terrific expression of lightly oaked Chardonnay with all the elements that I expect at that price point. 90+ points. Matt Steeves, Quercus Vino January 2014.
Heather Wall Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Satisfaction from the start to finish. Creamy and smooth tropical fruit, toasted oak, golden apple and pear. Loved this full-bodied chardonnay. Alcohol indicitive of Aussie sunshine but not overpowering. Paired nicely with crab dip appetizer.
Nick Onischuk Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Tic Toc Pocketwatch Chardonnay 2012 has beautiful aromas and flavours of tropical fruit, apple and a toast. This full bodied wine delivers great value for the price. Tasted January 16, 2014 (88/100)
A terrific example of a modern Australian chardonnay, where fruit and texture are the vital components with oak playing a supporting role. Lovely pineapple, creamy, spicy oak with a touch of vanilla and a long, textured finish. Source: Winery (Robert Oatley Vineyards)

 
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