Deakin Estate Chardonnay 2013 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

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$7.90 per Bottle
$94.80 per case
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Overview

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.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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

Colour

Pale straw yellow.

Aroma

Ripe pear, nectarine and custard apple aromas with subtle oak characters adding intriguing complexity.

Palate

Rich and smooth with white peach, nectarine and fruit-salad notes. Creamy mouth feel with great acidity and a lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

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

Vintage
2013
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

The Mildura region was established as an agricultural settlement in the 1880s after Alfred Deakin, a former Prime Minister of Australia, encouraged California’s Chaffey Brothers to bring their irrigation expertise to Mildura. The region subsequently became one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia specialising in citrus, olives, almonds and grapes.

The Deakin Estate range and the premium Alfred range were named in honour of this visionary, Alfred Deakin.

The Deakin Estate property was purchased in 1967 when vineyards were planted. Initially, the grapes grown were picked and sold as fruit. Wine production on the property did not begin until 1980 when a winery facility was built. Fruit quality and wine production improved and in 1994 Deakin Estate the brand was launched in the United Kingdom. A domestic launch followed with the release of the next vintage.

Deakin Estate vineyard is located at Red Cliffs, near Mildura in the North-West of Victoria. The region has become one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia.

There are 350 hectares under vine in the Deakin Estate vineyard. Main varieties include Colombard, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot.

View Deakin Estate website

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