Browns of Padthaway Unwooded Chardonnay 2006 (12 x 750mL), Padthaway, SA

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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It is common (and in some circles fashionable...) to dismiss Unwooded (or unoaked) Chardonnay as a newly-arrived, Johnny-come-lately, simple New World wine, and therefore not take it too seriously. The interesting part is that many who regard it this way will gush over a bottle of Chablis, which is always Chardonnay, and traditionally unoaked. An interesting double standard...

SA - Other South Australian
South Australia

Expert Reviews

87 Points "Nectarine, melon and peach; fruit-driven, and though not especially complex is well balanced." James Halliday Wine Companion 2009, James Halliday (Australia), July 08

Winery Tasting Notes

It’s a riper style than traditional Chablis might be, which lends it an interesting nose with hints of confectionery, as well as ripe apples and hints of tropical melon. Chablis is unlikely to show these fruits unless made in a very warm (i.e. in their terms, good) year, but it is similar to Chablis in that it is fresh, dry and fine; and now developing some complexity from time in bottle. Interestingly, the nose now has hints of hazelnut, which can be mistaken for oak influence – but arise from the careful period of bottle maturation.

SA - Other South Australian
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Winery Profile

Browns of Padthaway are family owned and have been established in the Padthaway region for over 35 years, planting their first vines a quarter of a century ago. The region is cool climate and is characterized by its terra rossa soil and soft artesian water.

The word “Padthaway” is aboriginal for “good water”. Browns of Padthaway were one of the original producers to establish a vineyard in the area which now occupies 280 hectares producing Chardonnay, Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Malbec. The family’s wines are crafted from 100% estate grown fruit.

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