Jaraman

Jaraman

Chardonnay 2014

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Region: Clare Valley & Margaret River
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20152013


An unusual fusion of Clare Valley & Margaret River resulting in an intensely flavoured, complex yet elegant wine with distinct citrus, white peach & nectarine characters along with a subtle flinty note.

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Wine Colour
On release the wine is a very pale straw colour with a youthful green hue.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has intense lifted aromas of melon and white peach with underlying subtle savoury notes from the French oak.

Wine Palate
The palate delivers well-balanced and evenly distributed fruit flavours of classic melon and peach along with underlying creamy notes from the lees stirring. Texturally, the wine has a retrained, tight structure overall and yet still displays a measure of subtle creaminess to the mid palate and rewards with well integrated oak. The Clare Valley parcel delivers mid palate fleshiness whilst the Margaret River component contributes the restraint and elegance that are typical of this region. Overall, the wine has a great palate line with length which lingers long after the wine is consumed.

Cellaring Notes
5 to 8 years.
Acidity: 6.68 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 13.5%
PH: 3.34
Region: Clare Valley & Margaret River
Residual Sugar: 0.9 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Wine 100 Wine Challenge Award 2016 Trophy - Best Australian White Wine
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2015 Double Gold
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Sakura Japan Womens Wine Awards 2016 Gold
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2015 Gold
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015 Gold
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 World Wine Championships Awards BTI 2015 Gold
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Vinalies Internationales Paris 2015 Gold
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2016 Gold
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Wine 100 Wine Challenge Award 2016 Gold
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Concours Mondial Des Feminalise World Wine Competition 2015 Gold
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Berlin International Wine Competition 2015 Silver
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 The Global Chardonnay Masters 2016 Silver
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 Monde Selections International Wine Contest 2015 Silver
Jaraman Chardonnay 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 Silver

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  • Drinks Picks
    Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Drinks Bulletin, March 2015

    Drinks Picks
    The 2014 Jaraman Chardonnay has been made from 55 per cent Clare Valley fruit and 45 per cent from Margaret River. It has intense lifted aromas of melon and white peach with underlying subtle savoury notes from time spent in French oak. Melon and white peach follow onto the palate along with underlying creamy notes. A restrained and tightly structured chardonnay.

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  • Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Drinks Trade, May 2015


    The 2014 Jaraman Chardonnay has been made from 55 per cent Clare Valley fruit and 45 per cent from Margaret River. It has intense lifted aromas of melon and white peach, as well as underlying subtle savoury notes from time spent in French oak. Melon and white peach follow onto the palate along with underlying creamy notes. A restrained and tightly structured chardonnay.

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  • Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Vinonotebook, May 2015


    Evocative nose of ripe yellow stone fruit, waxy lees, hessian sacks and refreshing zesty grapefruit skin. An exquisite chardonnay made for cultured drinking. Savoury, briny hints (thanks to the Margaret River seaside spray) and a lovely balance of blanched nuts, plenty of tangy citrus & vanilla-esque sweetness. Showing restraint for the here and now; Long and linear drive and focus. One glass is not enough.

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  • Top Picks
    Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Graeme Phillips, Hobart Mercury, May 2015

    Top Picks
    Nectarine and hints of orange marmalade on the nose becoming distinctly cooked quince - like in the mouth in a forward and unrelieved, fruit-sweet style that, for me, is a little too overwhelming. But some people will love it.

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  • News on the vine
    Jaraman Chardonnay 201493/100

    Peter Chapman, Daily Examiner, May 2015

    News on the vine
    Beautifully priced white offering all that is good about the new generation chardonnays. Full citrus flavours topped with white peach and nectarines.

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  • Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Better Home & Gardens, June 2015


    A very fine example of Australia's new-style chardy, delicious lifted peachy fruit, with a long, lingering taste.

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  • Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Drinks Trade, June 2015


    Intense lifted aromas of melon and white peach with underlying subtle savoury notes from time spent in French oak. Melon and white peach follow onto the palate along with underlying creamy notes. A restrained and tightly structured chardonnay.

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  • Cellar talk
    Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Ray Jordan, West Australian, July 2015

    Cellar talk
    An interesting approach in that it captures the strengths of a particular variety from two different areas to create a complete wine. This chardonnay is a combination of Clare Valley and Margaret River fruit. The aromatics of the Clare component seem most evident while the driving intensity of Margaret river really carries the palate to its long complete finish. Beautifully crafted wine.

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  • The Plonk Test
    Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Vanessa Jones, Gold Coast Sun, July 2015

    The Plonk Test
    With natural acidity balanced with intense flavours of citrus, nectarine and peach, this subtly French oaked chardy is cheeky enough to have you coming back for more. This enjoyable drop delivers well balanced fruit flavours with underlying creamy notes for a smooth delivery. Its makers assert its Clare Valley fruit (55 per cent) delivers midpalate fleshiness while the Margaret River component (45 per cent) contributes the restraint and elegance that are typical of the region.

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  • Clare Valley and surrounding regions
    Jaraman Chardonnay 20144 stars

    Winestate, August 2015

    Clare Valley and surrounding regions
    Classy peachy/fig-like bouquet and a very oaky palate offering a big mouthful of flavour. Will improve further with cellaring.

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  • Australia's Wakefield Estate delivers a diverse collection of wines
    Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Gabe Sasso, Bullz-eye.com, October 2015

    Australia's Wakefield Estate delivers a diverse collection of wines
    As is the process with the Jarman line of wines, the fruit comes from two distinct growing regions: Clare Valley (55 percent) and Margaret River (45 percent). Fermentation and aging took place in tight-grained French oak. Yellow fruit aromas are joined by bits of linseed oil and a hint of toast on a slightly austere nose. Classic apple and pear characteristics light up the palate, which is stuffed with tons of fresh, eager fruit flavors. The notably long finish shows off continued orchard fruits as well as bits of pineapple and papaya. The oak in play here adds nice complexity without being obtrusive. This is an extremely complex Chardonnay for the money.

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  • 2014 Wakefield Jaraman Chardonnay
    Jaraman Chardonnay 201489/100

    Glenn Frederiksen, WInelinesOnline, December 2015

    2014 Wakefield Jaraman Chardonnay
    This wine shows a brilliant straw color in the glass. Light whiffs of vanilla and butter lead to ripe flavors of summer melon and white peach. On the palate, it is creamy and medium-bodied, with a good underlying acidity. Nearly half of the grapes were sourced from the Margaret River wine region, famous for producing the most complex and highest rated Chardonnays in all of Australia.

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  • Australia Rediscovers its Mojo
    Jaraman Chardonnay 201488/100

    Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2016

    Australia Rediscovers its Mojo
    Light yellow-gold. Smoke-accented peach and fig aromas are lifted by ginger and lemon pith. Juicy and broad on the palate, offering ripe pit and citrus fruit flavors with a subtle touch of fennel. Finishes smooth and vaguely sweet, with a note of lemon curd.

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  • Jaraman Chardonnay 2014

    Mark Vaughan, iSante Magazine, March 2016


    Aromas of cantaloupe, pear, mandarin orange, lemon zest, and minerals. Refreshing palate of ripe pear, melon, and lime, over touches of spicy minerals. Balanced with a citrus finish. Great food wine.

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  • Wine Reviews: Wakefield
    Jaraman Chardonnay 201487/100

    Isaac Baker, The Terroirist, May 2016

    Wine Reviews: Wakefield
    Medium gold color. Bold aromatics of apricot and baked yellow apples, topped with chopped nuts, honey, white tea and a hint of chalk. Creamy texture on the palate, but balanced out a bit by moderate acidity. Fresh apricot and yellow apple fruit mix with notes of cinnamon, clove and nougat, but the French oak elements are woven in well. Some white flower and chalk flavors as well. Fun, juicy, toasty stuff but the freshness keeps this interesting. 55% of the fruit comes from Clare Valley while 45% comes from Margaret River.

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