Fresh pear, citrus and rockmelon notes with subtle complexing oak characters. A delicious Chardonnay with a luscious and clean finish. A versatile wine for any occasion.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Another lovely release from this big volume producer making quality wine from this warm region. Light bodied but flavoursome, with a perfectly formed and balanced palate of light cream and nuts, and a little light citrus edge. 90 points - Ray Jordan, West Australian, 5 December 2013
Continues an impressive run of value offerings. This release has good, well balanced fruit intensity, boasts flavours of peach, pear, citrus and wood spice and is clean and free-flowing through the finish. Rating 89 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015, 30 July 2014
Lightly coloured in the glass, with fresh and clean styling that shapes up as dried pear with a squeeze of lime, and even a light dusting of oak. All pretty fancy at this price, this wine definitely punches above expectations and shows that even at this value-rated end there's some smart thinking getting behind the variety.
Best with: Chicken wraps Tony Love, Herald & Sun & Advertiser, (APR/2014)
The Deakin Estate range rarely disappoints in terms of value-for-money. This release is bang on. Good flavour, well balanced, clean through the finish, satisfying-enough. Peach, pear and citrus. Fraction of woodspice. No complaints. 88 points - Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au, 16 December 2013
This very quaffable everyday chardonnay is excellent value. With a light-yellow hue and fresh aromas of cashew nut, melon and light tropical-fruit touches, it seems to be very lightly oaked, if at all. The palate taste is soft, fruity and simple. Drink now. 13.5 per cent alcohol. Rating 87 - Food:Chicken Caesar salad, Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Heralod (FEB/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw yellow.
Ripe pear, nectarine and custard apple aromas with subtle oak characters adding intriguing complexity.
Rich and smooth with white peach, nectarine and fruit-salad notes. Creamy mouth feel with great acidity and a lingering finish.
Best enjoyed young. Serve chilled.
Ideal Food Matches
Warm Cajun chicken salad or grilled barramundi. Creamy pasta dishes such as fettuccini con funghi, or lightly spiced Thai dishes are a perfect match.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, 2013 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze Medal, 2014 International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal, 2013 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Bronze Medal, 2013 Dan Murphy's National Wine Show of Australia