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Mountadam Estate Chardonnay 2013 Wine Review

Mountadam Estate Chardonnay 2013

Mountadam Estate Chardonnay 2013

High Eden, Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $23.95

Drink: 2015-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Mountadam

Agent: Cork and Crown

Natalie's Score: 94/100

In a blind tasting, you'd easily mistake this Australian Chardonnay for a top Burgundian Meursault Chardonnay. Mountadam High Eden Estate is Australia's coolest climate Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely flavoured with mouth-coating viscosity. Pair with buttered popcorn or lobster in melted butter.

Chardonnay food pairings: grilled fish, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, toasted ravioli with Alfredo sauce, Asian dishes with black bean sauces.

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This Mountadam Estate Chardonnay 2013 was reviewed on December 12, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

From Eden valley, South Australia, a beautifully fragrant Chardonnay with peach and tropical fruit on nose, followed by a rich palate of peach, tropical guava, cashews and citrus lemon. There's exciting bright acidity and a long lemony finish.
A great gift for your favourite Chardonnay lover.
Tasted December 2015
Rodney Busch rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Impressive flinty wet stone notes draw you in to this lovely Pouilly-Fuisse (Chardonnay) white Burgundy. Medium bodied, with crisp orchard fruit, this complex wine has great texture and fruit intensity. Tasted November 2015. 91 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
The vines for this Chardonnay from Mountadam were planted in 1971 and an elevation of 551 metres above sea level: both the age and height of those vines produce superbly complex grapes and wine. The wine spent 9 months on its lees, which were stirred gently, in 60% new French oak barriques, and it also underwent a full malolactic fermentation for added richness. The Chardonnay grapes are sourced from four select clones, and the grapes are hand-picked. The wine is then fermented in French oak barrels, of which 45% was new with lees stirring. - Community Wine Reviews

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