Williams Crossing Chardonnay 2014

APPEARANCE
Golden straw.

BOUQUET
A fragrant fruit driven nose that is both restrained and complex. Richer notes of freshly ripe white stonefruits merge with the hallmark range of cool climate citrus fruit. A small amount of new French oak (6%) adds subtle refinement and spice.

PALATE
With a powerful, yet beautifully poised mid palate, built again of stonefruits and citrus, more evident dimensions of oatmeal & cashews along with complexing lees cast their influence. All together this release is as flavoursome as it is focused with its fleshy frame matched by refreshing acidity.

CELLARING SUGGESTIONS
With each release the quality of Williams Crossing builds which is evident again in this release. A pleasure to drink now, but will easily cellar for at least a further 4-5 years.

 

REVIEWS

  • 2014 Williams Crossing Chardonnay
    Score: 92 Points
    Review by: Campbell Mattinson
    , The Wine Front
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    “Some pretty keen chardonnay buying here.  It boasts style, flavour, length and value. Otherwise I guess there isn’t much to recommend it. It tastes of white peach and oatmeal, custard apples and spicy/smoky oak. It feels slinky and satiny, and has excellent body, but then turns racy and refreshing as it moves through to the finish. At $25 the drinker is well in luck.”  92 Points - Drink till 2020 Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront, January 2016  

Other Vintages
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Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker
The Vineyard

Grape Variety
Chardonnay

Growing Region
Macedon Ranges

Date Bottled
October 2014

% Alcohol
13.4

Acidity
7.4

pH
3.40

Maturation
Rested for 12 months in 100% French Oak.