Greg Norman Estates Chardonnay 2008
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A subtle Chardonnay, on the earthy side at first, but the pretty citrus and apricot emerges nicely as the flavors persist, getting better with each succeeding sip. Best after 2003.
Bright and juicy, with lively acidity to support the pear and mineral flavors, echoing nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2010.
Pale bright straw. Delicate, somewhat evolved and oxidative dusty aromas of dried flowers, grilled nuts and lemon. Smooth and reserved, long and savory, with a bright core of complex, fleshy citrus fruit, well-integrated vanilla and spicy oak, and a lingering impression of brioche.
The 2007 Chardonnay is light gold in color and made in the popular style exemplified by Kendall-Jackson. The nose offers some oak notes and aromas of white peach and pear. This leads to a smooth-textured wine with an excellent layering of apple and pit fruit flavors with a hint of tropical fruits in the background. Balanced and medium-long, this nicely-made Chardonnay is meant for drinking over the next 1-2 years.
Greg Norman's 2008 Chardonnay was partially barrel-fermented and aged in seasoned French oak. Medium straw-colored, it offers up a nose of toasty oak, a touch of mineral, white peach, poached pear, and hazelnuts. Light bodied, restrained and creamy-textured, it has plenty of spicy fruit, good balance, and a medium-long finish.
Bright and supple, refreshing in flavor and deftly balanced, with creamy pear, kiwifruit and buttercream flavors, lingering easily.
The Greg Norman Estates 2008 Chardonnay is pale straw in color with a vibrant green hue. The nose is dominated by flinty mineral, spicy oak, white peach, toasted almonds, with hints of mandarin peel and jasmine. Creamy and round with a mineral, lemony acid profile, the wine is balanced delicately with spicy vanillin oak and fleshy stone-fruits.