Nugan Estate Sémillon Riverina Botrytis Kln 2007
Green-gold color. Spicy pear and honeydew aromas are complemented by smoky lees and toasted nuts; smells pretty complex for this price point. Supple orchard fruit and melon flavors are gently firmed by juicy minerals and offer good palate coverage. The smoky note gains strength on the clean, persistent finish.Add winemaker's notes
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Green-gold color. Spicy pear and honeydew aromas are complemented by smoky lees and toasted nuts; smells pretty complex for this price point. Supple orchard fruit and melon flavors are gently firmed by juicy minerals and offer good palate coverage. The smoky note gains strength on the clean, persistent finish.
Reminiscent of a French Maconnais, the medium-bodied 2004 Chardonnay exhibits a hint of spicy oak in its tropical fruit/honeyed lemon-dominated personality. Although not complex, it is an attractive, solidly made Chardonnay to drink over the next 1-2 years.
Juicy, with generous amounts of ripe melon and peach flavors, balanced with crisp acidity and a silky finish.
The whites start with the 2006 Chardonnay. Amazingly for a wine of this price, 75% of the blend was fermented and aged in new French oak for 10 months but did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Light gold-colored, it has a remarkably complex bouquet featuring toast and buttered popcorn intertwined with baked apple and poached pear. Supple-textured, flavorful and long in the finish, this Chardonnay is a steal for $12. Nugan Estate produces 550,000 cases of wine and has 519 hectares of estate fruit under vine. They are the 13th largest exporter of Australian wine. As this portfolio of wines attest, they continue to focus on quality from top to bottom.
Straw-colored with youthful green hues. Rich, toasty aromas of canned peach and melon, with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanillin spice notes. On the palate, complex layers of ripe peaches and cream with spice nuances.
The Nugan Chardonnay has been consistently good since I first tried it years ago. Perfectly balanced between fruit and oak, great acidity and a buttery finish. This wine can please both hardcore California oak lovers, as well as those who prefer a more crisp, fruity style. Always delicious and an excellent value.
Smooth and generous, with pineapple and spice flavors on a lithe, easy-drinking frame. Drink now.
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