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Dianne Fisher

Dianne Fisher Sommelier, ISG

Mountadam Estate Chardonnay 2009

High Eden, Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia
2059 days ago

Dianne scored this wine: 98/100

Spectacular Chardonnay from cool climate Eden Valley, Australia. Refined notes of tropical fruits and impeccably integrated oak richness. New French oak fermentation (60%) and nine months of barrel aging has produced one of the best Chardonnays I have tasted from Australia under $25! www.uncorkedsommelier.com youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gTvTvhy68DaINdZxlhNoQ/videos

1751 days ago

Dianne scored this wine: 97/100

"Jubilee" Pinot Gris 2008. Pale gold colour. Aromas and palate come across as youthful despite its age. Medium body, dry to off dry and refreshing, balanced acidity. The nose and palate are bright with exciting with notes of tropical fruits, pineapple, ginger and orange. (Purchased at winery)

1598 days ago

Dianne scored this wine: 97/100

Chardonnay grapes from a high altitude, cool climate, made in a Chablis style. Notes of golden apple, peach and pear. Tremendous wine for the price!

1598 days ago

Dianne scored this wine: 97/100

Youthful in the glass and palate despite it being 10 years old. Complex with a smooth texture. Touch of leafy earth, black olive, every ripe and juicy black fruit imaginable with a text book shiraz peppery spice.

2034 days ago

Dianne scored this wine: 96/100

I am truly fortunate to have enjoyed Mission Hill Family Estates 2009 Perpetua Chardonnay, paired with some weighty scallops (U-10) in a butter sauce. The nose and palate revealed many nuances over the course of a few hours. I love its concentration and notes of vanilla, baked apple, toasty brioche and ginger. Enjoy the 2009 vintage for a few more years, 2017.

Dianne Fisher

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Memorable Wine

La Spinetta, Colorino & Golden Jubilee 'Hugel' Pinot Gris


First Wine

4 Litre Boxed Wine


Unusual Wine Experience

making a yeast culture for Sauvignon Blanc


Current Fav Wine

anything French

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