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2011 Bannockburn Extended Lees Contact Chardonnay

Region:Geelong , VIC

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:Bannockburn

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An ambitious project and one of the most distinctive Chardonnays from Michael Glover’s time at Bannockburn.


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The cooler, wetter vintage of 2011 offered then Bannockburn winemaker Michael Glover the chance to make only the second vintage of his Extended Lees Contact Chardonnay.

This wine has spent four years on lees with minimal stirring and zero sulphur. In the wineries words, this project aims “to find additional complexity and longevity to match the liveliness of the 2011 vintage within the winery…“

It’s a powerhouse Chardonnay. The voice of the vineyard and the season ringing through bell-clear in this release.

This wine is a testament to Michael Glover’s courage and creativity whilst making wine at Bannockburn, this is a rare and decadent treat for the true die-hard Chardonnay fan.

What It Tastes Like

This jams the pedal to the floor and doesn’t let up. Billowing clouds of citrus, stonefruit, sea breeze - it opens up so well in the glass. A plumb line of saline acidity stings together a robust and flavoursome palate. Ripe, golden fruit. The tang and bite of a fine aged cheddar. Creaminess and volume with tension from beginning to end. Dazzlingly bright and fresh but packed with flavour. Finishes very long and taut. Epic Chardonnay.

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Bannockburn winemaker Matt Holmes