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Ad Lib Hen & Chicken Oaked Chardonnay 2012 Wine Review

Ad Lib Hen & Chicken Oaked Chardonnay 2012

Ad Lib Hen & Chicken Oaked Chardonnay 2012

Pemberton, West Australia, Australia

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Ad Lib

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A terrific, robust Australian chardonnay produced by The Yard Wine Company. A mouth-watering acidity balances the luscious tropical fruit flavours here. Green apple vibrancy is blanketed in toasted hazelnut. Full-bodied and generous. Highly recommended. Pair this full-bodied chardonnay with pasta and rich chicken dishes (naturally).

Chardonnay food pairings: beef bourguignon, breads, cheese, poultry, lobster in butter.

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This Ad Lib Hen & Chicken Oaked Chardonnay 2012 was reviewed on February 21, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A ripe and yummy pineapple, coconut, vanilla nose, followed by a palate with coconut, buttered toast, ripe pineapple and vanilla. Tropical fruit finish.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A delicious tropical full-bodied Chardonnay from Australia. Lots on offer starting with aromas of succulent tropical fruit, tree fruit, honey, buttered popcorn, sea salt. The flavours continue along the same tropical path with toast, vanilla, flint and nuttiness. The acidity is bright and balanced. Excellent value. Loved it! Pair with creamy mac and cheese, grilled ham and cheese sandwich, shellfish.
Tasted: February 2015
This Australian white wine from The Yard Wine Company is whimsically named the Ad Lib Hen & Chicken Oaked Chardonnay but was originally called the "Ad Hoc" in Australia. In North America, the wine's name was changed to avoid confusion with chef Thomas Keller's Napa Valley restaurant Ad Hoc. The Gingin clone of the Chardonnay grape is used in this wine. - Community Wine Reviews

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