Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2013 Wine Review
Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2013
Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
A rich, round Australian Chardonnay with lovely aromas of green apple, almond and light spices. The palate is mouth-filling and expansive, yet balanced. Finishes with attractive orchard fruit and some smoke. Full-bodied goodness is perfect for roast chicken.
Chardonnay food pairings: chicken club sandwich, macaroni & cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, squash dishes, turkey burgers.
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This Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2013 was reviewed on April 15, 2015 by Natalie MacLean
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|Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
The Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2013 is a must try wine! Beautiful rich buttery notes, with citrus and tropical fruit. On the palate, this medium bodied wine features vanilla, apple and citrus fruit. Lovely match with chicken dishes, smoked salmon and even your favourite stew. Those who usually stay away from this varietal style need to give this one a try – you will be converted! Tasted March 3, 2015 (91/100)
|Astrid Young - Sommelier ISG CAPS rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Nicely balanced nose of juicy melon fruit, vanilla and toasty oak. Palate develops with nice ripe acidity lifting baked apple and pear flavors to the fore. Chewy finish with some mineral, skin tannin and a lightly toasted finish that fades elegantly. Great with lobster and drawn butter, steamed clams, mussels and a nice big chunk of fresh bread.
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Buttered toast and citrus on the nose with green apple, citrus, vanilla and some oaky mineral on the palate.
|Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
March 3, 2015: The cooler climate of the Adelaide Hills, were the grapes are sourced, and some wild ferment differentiate this wine from the Yellow Label. The nose is intense with orchard fruit, flinty mineral and some light oak spice. Nice depth of flavour on the palate, with citrus, apple, peach, flint and some butterscotch. Vibrant acidity and concentration without being heavy makes this medium bodied wine so enjoyable. Pair with mild curry shrimp and other seafood.
|Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
This is a Chard to convert the ABC crowd (Anything But Chardonnay).100% from the Adelaide Hills the oak is more apparent than the Yellow Label. There is a good balance of acidity and fruit with a bit of "struck match" character that comes from 20-30% wild fermentation. Try with Smoked Salmon, soft curries or a creamy squash soup.
|Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Beautifully delineated Aussie Chard, featuring aromas and flavours of bosc pear, apple, melon and spice. Very round and supple, with enough acidity to suggest it could age for 8+ years. 90 Points. (ottawawinejournal.com)
|Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A pretty brilliant lemon colour with a rich buttery component. Not an overuse of oak ageing with a refreshing citrus, tropical, green apple, vanilla, sweet spice, flint and stony minerality aromas and flavours. Refreshing acidity with a long mouth coating finish.Very enjoyable. Perfect holiday turkey wine.
Tasted: April 12, 2015 .
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Delicious. This is a full flavoured Chardonnay showing balanced aromas of citrus fruit, pear, honey, vanilla and buttered toast. This wine is full flavoured and there is a crisp, bright acidity that provides a beautiful balance to a refined toasty oak flavour on the palate. There is a nice long lemony finish. Great wine for roasted chicken, lobster or scallops. Enjoy!!
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
A delicate nose for a Chardonnay, with peach, vanilla and toast. The palate gives citrusy, vanilla and subdued oak notes, Medium-bodied with a long citrus finish. The winemaker suggests trying this with smoked salmon-sounds like a great match.
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
A delightfully rich and bold chardonnay. Ripe fresh orchard fruit, honeycomb, a tinge green (grassy), cirtus fruit and some interesting flinty notes. Zingy acidity, full body, and a long lemony lime finish. Pair with broiled lobster, smoked salmon and even roasted turkey/chicken.
|Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Bright, tart yellow apple aromas with hints of white flowers, caramel. The taste is more green apple and lemon with bright acidity, although there's still a nice smoothness to the mouth-feel. There's a long apple and lemon finish. This isa very food friendly wine, able to stand up to many cream sauces with it's acidity.
|Dan Carkner reviewed this wine as follows:|
A step above the Yellow Label Series in price, this chardonnay shows its merit due in part to it being wild fermented 20-30% of the way. Fruit was sourced from specific parcels to achieve a struck match character that adds complexity without taking over.
Cooked orchard fruit, grilled pineapple, mild florals, melon, peach, and smoky, caramelized sugar offer a pleasant bouquet with medium intensity.
Lemon and pink grapefruit are upfront on the palate with stony minerality and suggestions of fresh cut herbs providing backup.
There is a nice balance of wood, fruit, minerality and acidity.
The wine is medium in complexity, medium light in body, medium acidity, and offers a juicy, refreshing mouthfeel right through the finish.
|The Gold Label series from Wolf Blass offers remarkable value in the premium wine category. Terrific finish on this Australian Chardonnay. - Community Wine Reviews|
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