Williams Crossing Chardonnay 2013 (750ml)

APPEARANCE
Golden straw.

BOUQUET
A fragrant fruit driven nose that is both restrained and complex. Richer notes of honeydew melon merge with swirls of both citrus and stone fruited aromas. French oak support adds both refinement and spice.

PALATE
With a graceful flow that is both lithe and textural, there is a beautifully fleshy mid palate built of citrus and stone fruits that, along with its complexing lees and subtle oak influence, builds further weight, all together driven by focused, yet refreshing acidity.

CELLARING SUGGESTIONS
With each release the quality of Williams Crossing builds and here is further evidence. A pleasure to drink now, but will easily cellar for a further 5+ years.

 

REVIEWS

  • 2013 Williams Crossing Chardonnay
    Score: 94 Points
    Review by: James Halliday
    , Australian Wine Companion 2016
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    "The only obvious difference from its big brother is the near absence of new oak (2% compared to 52%) as a result of barrel declassification, so the similarities are greater than the differences. Citrus (grapefruit), apple (Granny Smith) and stone fruit (white peach) offer roughly equal amounts." 94 Points - Drink to 2025 (Rated as exceptional value)

Other Vintages
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Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker
The Vineyard

Grape Variety
Chardonnay

Growing Region
Macedon Ranges

Date Bottled
October 2014

% Alcohol
12.9

Acidity
7.4

pH
3.40

Maturation
Rested for 12 months in 100% French Oak.

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