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Onannon Chardonnay, 2016, Mornington Peninsular

March 30, 2019

 

 

Onannon Chardonnay, 2016, Mornington Peninsular

 

 

www.auswineonline.co.uk - £ 27.00

 

Tasting date - 22/03/2019

 

 

Appearance - Pale lemon

 

Nose intensity - Medium plus but opened up to Pronounced after a few hours open

 

Primary aroma - Lemon, golden delicious apple, peach, nectarine 

 

Secondary aroma - Toast, smoke, cream, butter

 

Tertiary aroma - None

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - High acidity

 

Tannin and nature - None

 

Alcohol - Medium plus

 

Body - Medium plus

 

 

Intensity - Pronounced (just)

 

Primary flavours - Green apple, pear, lemon, grapefruit, nectarine and hint of apricot

 

Secondary flavours - Smoke, toast, cream

 

Tertiary flavours - None

 

 

Finish - Long but quite simple

 

Quality - Outstanding

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

Great balance between acidity and intensity of fruit making quite a refreshing style with still plenty of rip tropical notes. A long but quite simple length that will no doubt develop complexity as it ages, if it wasn't for the long aging potential of this wine then it would have been easy to label it very good but in 5-8 years this wine will have developed an outstanding level of complexity. In comparison to the Strargazer it does lack precision but it still sits in the outstanding category.

 

Australian Chardonnay is changing at an incredible rate with many producers doing partial MLF rather than full and picking much earlier to retain a natural acidity and lower levels of alcohol. The link to Burgundy is getting closer and closer and in some instances passed over so much that the leaner styles are coming from Australia. 

 

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