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Evans & Tate Chardonnay Margaret River Stellar Ridge 2005

Member Review by joshwoodward:

Oily, medium body, very balanced. Light oak. Leesy. Mineral. Restrained.

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Winery: Evans & Tate
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Evans & Tate:
McWilliam's Wines is Australia's Most Awarded Winery, with six generations and more than 130 years of winemaking experience. McWilliam's Wines has premium vineyards in significant Australian viticultural areas, including the Hunter Valley, Hilltops and Riverina in New South Wales; Yarra Valley in Victoria; Margaret River in Western Australia; and Coonawarra in South Australia. Its premium... Read more
McWilliam's Wines is Australia's Most Awarded Winery, with six generations and more than 130 years of winemaking experience. McWilliam's Wines has premium vineyards in significant Australian viticultural areas, including the Hunter Valley, Hilltops and Riverina in New South Wales; Yarra Valley in Victoria; Margaret River in Western Australia; and Coonawarra in South Australia. Its premium wine ranges reflect a commitment to outstanding quality and regionality, and include McWilliam's "1877" and Barwang (multi-regional), McWilliam's Hanwood Estate, McWilliam's Inheritance and Sunstone (South Eastern Australia), Mount Pleasant (Hunter Valley, NSW), Evans & Tate, Catching Thieves and X&Y (Margaret River, WA), Lillydale Estate (Yarra Valley, Victoria), and Brand's Laira Coonawarra (Coonawarra, South Australia). The winery also produces an enviable range of Australian fortified wines. McWilliam's Wines is also the exclusive Australian distributor of leading imported products such as Champagne Taittinger, The Crossings, Drambuie, Henkell, Mateus Rosé and Hendrick's Gin. Always innovative, McWilliam's Wines has ensured its position at the forefront of Australian winemaking by introducing new production techniques and some of the world's most advanced technology in the company's wineries and vineyards. The depth and quality across the McWilliam's Wines portfolio is consistently confirmed by its show success, which is a strong testament to the excellence of its table and fortified wines. In 2007 alone, McWilliam's Wines was awarded 45 trophies and 789 medals. Already in 2008, McWilliam's Wines has been declared the Most Successful Exhibitor at the Sydney Royal Wine Show for an unprecedented 14th consecutive year. Read less

Member Reviews for Evans & Tate Chardonnay Margaret River Stellar Ridge

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.00 5
05/15/2009

Oily, medium body, very balanced. Light oak. Leesy. Mineral. Restrained.


Snooth User: rojwilco
30154995
0.00 5
11/16/2009

A nice balance of wood and acidity, pineapple tastes and a smooth finish, with a richness that feels like a meal-wine. Buttery aroma and mouth feel. Pairings: alfredo? Fish?


Snooth User: ap3737
432483
4.00 5
02/11/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Evans & Tate Chardonnay Margaret River Stellar Ridge

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

A portion of this wine is fermented in barrique to add texture and a touch of warm flavors - vanilla in particular. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to maintain the wine's firm, fresh acidity. Full of tropical fruit and ripe peaches, with excellent minerality and complexity on the palate. This is a prime example of what a cooler-climate Aussie white can be.




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