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2014 Bicknell FC Chardonnay

Region:Yarra Valley (Gladysdale) , VIC

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Bicknell FC

Quick Overview

Extremely limited release of Dave Bicknell's private label Chardonnay. Only **40 dozen** in existence.
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Value

RRP $39.00

Regular Price: $39.00

Special Price $37.00

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Only 5 bottles left

About

Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Bicknell (iconic Chardonnay craftsman from Oakridge) and Nicole Harris, Bicknell FC's focus is entirely on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced from premium vineyards in the Yarra Valley. This beautiful Chardonnay comes from the higher altitude Willowlake vineyard in Gladysdale. It's hand-picked and hand-sorted, then whole-bunch pressed into older French oak. The quality of the fruit is impeccable, the winemaking as minimalist as possible. To try this wine is to see one of Australia's modern winemaking masters at work. The balance and detail is dumbfounding, the complexity a thing of beauty. Astonishingly and disappointingly, there were only 40 dozen made. First come, first served.

What it Tastes Like

Flinty, ironstone, defined by a mineral edge. The slightly savoury oak meshes beautifully with the fruit. The flavours are reminiscent of lemon preserve, lime zest and grapefruit. Some hints of meal and river stones skip through the palate but it's the bracing power of the whole package which is so impressive. Focused. Impenetrable. Intense. Yet somehow still lean and stealthy. Prodigious length which hits the afterburners. Cracking Chardonnay.

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The starting lineup of Bicknell FC - Dave Bicknell & Nicky Harris