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The Heggies Chardonnay Heggies Vineyard Eden Valley Australia 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very citrusy and herbal on the nose with big lemon and lime pith aromas paired with smoky fennel seed and dried tarragon notes and just a suggestion of vanilla. A bit tart and certainly compact on entry, this unfolds slowly on the palate with cool if slightly creamy white fruits and chalky minerality. Turning surprisingly soft and creamy in the mouth, this is is a savory style of Chardonnay that gains excellent nuance on the long finish and retains brightness due tot eh well measured acids. A sneaky wine, this will not wow you but it hold one’s interests and drinks very well. Skate wing in butter sauce would be great with this. 88pts

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Color: Red
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Heggies Vineyard:
The magnificent sweep of country that is now the Heggies Vineyard had been grazing land for most of its settled history and was owned by local grazier and bushman, Colin Heggie, before being purchased by Wyndham Hill Smith, then Manager of the Yalumba Wine Company. Friends since school days, Colin and Wyndham's friendship continued into adulthood and throughout their lengthy negotiation over t... Read more
The magnificent sweep of country that is now the Heggies Vineyard had been grazing land for most of its settled history and was owned by local grazier and bushman, Colin Heggie, before being purchased by Wyndham Hill Smith, then Manager of the Yalumba Wine Company. Friends since school days, Colin and Wyndham's friendship continued into adulthood and throughout their lengthy negotiation over the purchase of Heggie's land - a negotiation that was, it has been suggested, not a lot more than an excuse for relaxed chats about land, cattle, horses, wine and life! Planting began in 1971 on the tough North Eastern corner of the property and the first wine was released in 1979. It was the first wine to bear the idiosyncratic label that features a drawing of Colin Heggie, the bushman, looking out over the fledgling Heggies plantings astride his faithful chestnut, Jack. Read less

Editorial Reviews for The Heggies Chardonnay Heggies Vineyard Eden Valley Australia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,537
3.50 5
03/17/2014

Very citrusy and herbal on the nose with big lemon and lime pith aromas paired with smoky fennel seed and dried tarragon notes and just a suggestion of vanilla. A bit tart and certainly compact on entry, this unfolds slowly on the palate with cool if slightly creamy white fruits and chalky minerality. Turning surprisingly soft and creamy in the mouth, this is is a savory style of Chardonnay that gains excellent nuance on the long finish and retains brightness due tot eh well measured acids. A sneaky wine, this will not wow you but it hold one’s interests and drinks very well. Skate wing in butter sauce would be great with this. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,537
4.40 5
03/17/2014

Four and a half glasses




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