Lillydale Estate Chardonnay 2008 (12 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

A beautiful, fruit-driven, elegant palate, balanced by clean, fresh acidity is the highlight when tasting this wine. Layers of flavour meld together, providing great length and intensity of citrus and stone fruit characters. Beautiful creaminess and texture comes also into play, providing this complex palate with great weight.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Light straw-green; a deliciously understated style, the typical length of Yarra chardonnay doing the talking; white peach and grapefruit to the fore, fine French oak in the background. Drink By 2016: Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Drink By 2016: Rating 94 - James HAlliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with light green hues.

Aroma

Intense nectarine and peach aromas abound on this varietal nose, with the fine French oak providing cashew and pencil shaving notes. Secondary fruit aromas of citrus and rockmelon are also evident along with some lovely fig and creamy characters. .

Palate

A beautiful, fruit-driven, elegant palate, balanced by clean, fresh acidity is the highlight when tasting this wine. Layers of flavour meld together, providing great length and intensity of citrus and stone fruit characters. Beautiful creaminess and texture comes also into play, providing this complex palate with great weight.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy this wine in its youth or cellar carefully for up to seven years from vintage. .

Food Matching

Moroccan spiced Atlantic salmon on creamy mash and green peas;

Prosciutto wrapped rockmelon wedges;

Chicken Caesar salad

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, International Chardonnay Challenge 2010

Gold Medal, Cowra Wine Show 2010

Gold Medal, Riverina Wine Show & International Sweet White Wine Challenge 2010

Gold Medal, Rutherglen Wine Show 2010

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

Lillydale Estate has been part of the family-owned McWilliam's group since 1994, with Max McWilliam in charge of the Victorian arm of the family empire. The recently renovated restaurant is a lovely place to spend a few hours peacefully gazing over the distant Mt. Toolebewong Ranges, soaking in the tranquil surroundings on the fairer side of the Yarra Valley.

The wines, particularly the range of award winning whites, are very good indeed. In warmer years the Cabernet Merlot blend can be quite delicious. The cool climate Shiraz has a great pedigree, winning three trophies in its first two vintages since 2001

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