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Chardonnay Mountford Estate 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is all gentle, gentle mineral and barrel fermentation aromas accent the soft core of apricot fruit that shows flashes of dried lime zest and marzipan on the nose. On the palate this is very clear and precise, fresh and juicy while being obviously quite ripe. The fruit sticks in the citrus end of the spectrum, with a nicely precise feel and cleansing zesty acidity. The finish returns to the gentle phase, nuanced with notes of barrel ferment and wood lingering just under the soft fruit. 91pts

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Varietal: Chardonnay
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Mountford Wines:
Early pioneers of the wine industry in the South West of Western Australia, the Mountford family selected Pemberton with its high winter rainfall for the unique flavour potential possible from this cooler and largely forested region. Trained horticulturist Andrew Mountford was looking for a region as yet undiscovered in Australia and chose the site of the vineyard based upon the combination of... Read more
Early pioneers of the wine industry in the South West of Western Australia, the Mountford family selected Pemberton with its high winter rainfall for the unique flavour potential possible from this cooler and largely forested region. Trained horticulturist Andrew Mountford was looking for a region as yet undiscovered in Australia and chose the site of the vineyard based upon the combination of soil, climate, topography and of course most importantly the right feel. Eighty acres of undulating country gave all the variables needed for this dream and a fifteen acre vineyard was planted. Obvious cool climate conditions, amongst the coolest in Western Australia were suitable for Andrew and Sue Mountford's passion for the classic early ripening varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. In this regions short history these varieties have proven more than any other to be the correct selection. Established in 1987 and now one of the regions oldest vineyards, these vines are producing fruit with true intensity and complexity. This is due to careful organic vineyard practice since inception and continual sound environmental care. These practices have enabled expression from vineyard to bottle ensuring all the wines retain their essence of place. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chardonnay Mountford Estate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
02/24/2012

This is all gentle, gentle mineral and barrel fermentation aromas accent the soft core of apricot fruit that shows flashes of dried lime zest and marzipan on the nose. On the palate this is very clear and precise, fresh and juicy while being obviously quite ripe. The fruit sticks in the citrus end of the spectrum, with a nicely precise feel and cleansing zesty acidity. The finish returns to the gentle phase, nuanced with notes of barrel ferment and wood lingering just under the soft fruit. 91pts


External Reviews for Chardonnay Mountford Estate

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/21/2011

A Chardonnay wine from Canterbury in New Zealand. 2008 Mountford Estate Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2011

Mountford Estates 2008 Chardonnay gives intense toast and floral notes with underlying orange blossom, peaches, cream and touches of nuts and chalk dust. Crisp, creamy, concentrated and very tight-knit, this medium to full bodied Chardonnay presents... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from Canterbury in New Zealand. 2008 Mountford Estate Chardonnay 750ml




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