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Stargazer Chardonnay, Tasmania, 2016

March 30, 2019

 

Stargazer Chardonnay, Tasmania, 2016

 

 

www.auswineonline.co.uk - £ 40.00

 

Tasting date - 22/03/2019

 

 

Appearance - Pale lemon

 

Nose intensity - Medium plus ( opened up to Pronounced after a few hours)

 

Primary aroma - Lemon, grapefruit, lime, yuzu, granny smith apple, underripe pear flinty 

 

Secondary aroma - Smoke, toast

 

Tertiary aroma - None

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - High 

 

Tannin and nature -  

 

Alcohol - Medium 

 

Body - Medium plus

 

 

Intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary flavours - Lemon, lime, yuzu, pink grapefruit, hints of peach, nectarine and apricot

 

Secondary flavours - Smoke, toast

 

Tertiary flavours -

 

 

Finish - Long and incredibly complex

 

Quality - Outstanding

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

The most intense Chardonnay I have ever tried. The mouthfeel is unbelievable with a slight waxiness underplayed with the most intense lime and Yuzu flavours I have only ever experienced in premium Mosel Riesling. The issue with the wine is that it makes all the other Outstanding wines look Very Good and so it is terrible for benchmarking quality. 

 

The wine is relatively simple in the glass today but I would estimate that it has an aging potential of 20 years. I am convinced by this wines potential to age that I think it is only fair to say that this is a new Chardonnay Icon.

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