External Reviews for Greg Norman Estates Eden Valley Chardonnay
Smooth in texture and bright in flavor, offering pretty pear, floral and apricot flavors in profusion. Lingers nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2003.
The Chardonnay Yarra Valley 1998 is not quite as spectacular as the Cabernet-Merlot. Itrsquo;s smooth texture and bright, profuse pear, floral and apricot flavors earned it an 88-point rating (or ldquo;very goodrdquo;).
Polished, with a spicy edge to the pear and grapefruit flavors, lingering softly. Drink now through 2011.
Greg Normanrsquo;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.
The bouquet reveals figs and melon fruit, complexed by creamy and light butterscotch characters and well integrated nutmeg oak aromas. On the full-bodied, dry, rich palate, the intensely varietal Chardonnay flavors are well balanced by the supporting oak characters, and all held together in a rich, creamy texture. This creamy texture leads to a clean, long, very complex and rounded finish.
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 1ndash;2 years.