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Devil's Lair Chardonnay Margaret River 2007

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Wine Spectator Review Rated 92 Juicy and deftly balanced, this is focused on peach, pineapple and citrus flavors, persisting impressively on the long, vivid finish. Drink now through 2017. Wine Tasting Notes Pale straw with green hues. Bright and youthful. Aromas of pink grapefruit, pear, nectarine and wild flowers meld with subtle and complexing flinty undertones, with hints of cashew nut. There are lots of different elements, but all beautifully integrated. A very complex and harmonious bouquet. Citrus (pink grapefruit and lime), peach and pear flavors finish with persistent mineral acidity. The flavors start delicately in the mouth and build through to the finish. The palate is medium bodied and textural with restraint and finesse, but no shortage of flavor. The wine is powerful, yet controlled, with great focus and harmonyand beautifully seamless.

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Devil's Lair:
The winery takes it name from the nearby Devil's Lair cave, hidden amongst the hills of Margaret River - an ancient, mysterious place known to have been inhabited as long as 40,000 years ago. Fossil remains of the elusive Tasmanian Devil discovered on the site are believed to be the origin of the cave's name. Hailing from the premium wine growing region of Margaret River, Devil's Lair forms pa... Read more
The winery takes it name from the nearby Devil's Lair cave, hidden amongst the hills of Margaret River - an ancient, mysterious place known to have been inhabited as long as 40,000 years ago. Fossil remains of the elusive Tasmanian Devil discovered on the site are believed to be the origin of the cave's name. Hailing from the premium wine growing region of Margaret River, Devil's Lair forms part of the Great Estates that produce wines of the highest quality. This strongly maritime-influenced climate is not dissimilar to Bordeaux in a dry vintage; hence the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Read less

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Snooth User: dynowine
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3.50 5
03/12/2010

I know what to pick for our Thanksgiving dinner in the US this year. The nose of this wine had the aroma of roast turkey or chicken (white meat, cooling off), and not too much fruit. On the attack and in the mouth mild sweet-and-sour green plums and stone fruit, together with an odd but not unpleasant turkey or mild cheese flavor, plus a hint of citrus. Finish was short, not too much going on. Faint straw color. Wonder if anyone else will taste turkey; I wasn't eating any with the wine.


External Reviews for Devil's Lair Chardonnay Margaret River

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/20/2010

Exclusively estate grown fruit is picked over a range of ripeness levels to attain complexity whilst retaining characteristic finesse and elegance.



Wine Spectator Review Rated 92 Juicy and deftly balanced, this is focused on peach, pineapple and citrus flavors, persisting impressively on the long, vivid finish. Drink now through 2017. Wine Tasting Notes Pale straw with green hues. Bright and youthful. Aromas of pink grapefruit, pear, nectarine and wild flowers meld with subtle and complexing flinty undertones, with hints of cashew nut. There are lots of different elements, but all beautifully integrated. A very complex and harmonious bouquet. Citrus (pink grapefruit and lime), peach and pear flavors finish with persistent mineral acidity. The flavors start delicately in the mouth and build through to the finish. The palate is medium bodied and textural with restraint and finesse, but no shortage of flavor. The wine is powerful, yet controlled, with great focus and harmonyand beautifully seamless.

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