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2018 Savaterre Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

A classic, full-throttle Beechworth Chardonnay from a benchmark producer. 97 points, Gary Walsh.

HIGH SCORE

$80.00

Out of Stock

Categories: Savaterre
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About The Wine

Keppell Smith saw his Holy Grail site on the side of the famous Beechworth 'Golden Mile' back in 1996.

Since then he has gone on to create one of the region's most formidable wine ranges, known for their power and impact. The Chardonnay is arguably the star of his line up.

It's the full box and dice of Beechworth Chardonnay: richly fruited, worked well in the winery.  A powerful, smoky, sulphide-laden Beechworth bombshell.

It's the luxury car of Chardonnay, with all the trimmings. If you like the style, then this will get you going.

Winemaker Keppell Smith
Winemaker Keppell Smith
Beechworth, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Chardonnay vines bear small, round, greenish-gold fruit. While the vines are extremely adaptable to different growing conditions, they produce the best wines when grown in a cool climate on lean soil. Savaterre's terroir produces excellent Chardonnay: vibrant, bright, aromatic and complex.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
The Wine Front

"It’s tight and structured, but has generosity of flavour and sizzled hazelnut butter warmth, allied to juicy lime and stonefruit flavours. Peppermint and white flowers. Struck match, a coolness of mint and fennel, cashew, flinty texture, and a very long and powerful finish, and I’m thinking grilled lime, cinnamon spice and fresh herbs. It’s a stellar release, as far as I’m concerned. Epic." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"An ambient fermentation had its way in classy French oak, where the wine sat unimpeded for 18 months, embedding a nourishing core of truffled curd, nougat and vanilla pod. Stone fruits, white fig and melon scents billow across the seams. Mid-weighted and juicy as is the wont at this address. Nothing hard. Nothing out of place. Softer than the prodigious '17, bit this has a mellifluous almost gentle flow to it." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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