St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Chardonnay 2008


Region: Clare Valley
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Silky textured with exceptional length and flavours of peach, nectarine and subtle cashew nuances from quality French oak.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine is a pale straw.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has a fresh, lifted aroma of white peach, subtle pineapple and a hint of honey dew melon. Enticing cashew nut aromas from the oak add complexity to the bouquet.

Wine Palate
The palate has a rich texture to the mid-palate whilst still retaining a slightly minerally acid backbone, giving it an overall elegance. There is a touch of creaminess from the lees maturation and battonage. Flavours of white peach, nectarine, cream and cashews are evident along with cleansing citrus at the finish. The wine has wonderful length from the use of quality French oak.

Cellaring Notes
Designed to drink superbly well upon release, it will also age gracefully with careful cellaring to 2016, possibly longer.
Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 13.2%
PH: 3.26
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 1.29 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
St. Andrews Chardonnay 2008 Concours Mondial du Bruxelles 2011 Gold

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  • Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
    St. Andrews Chardonnay 20083.5 stars

    n/a, Winestate, August 2010

    Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
    Buttery-soft, toasty nose and complex palate with perfect fruit/oak/acid balance.

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  • St. Andrews Chardonnay 200889/100

    Lisa Porrotti Brown, Rober Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2010

    2008 St Andrews Chardonnay has a good intensity of stone fruit, cream, meal and apple tart aromas. Medium bodied with plenty peach and pear flavors and refreshing acidity, it gives a long creamy finish. Drinking now, it should remain fresh to 2014+.

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  • St. Andrews Chardonnay 2008

    Tom Cannavan,, May 2011

    This Clare Valley wine is yet another super-premium Chardonnay from Australia that proves definitively that the country's reputation for over-oaked, over-blown 'Chardy' really does deserve to be buried deep and forgotten about. With a modest 13% alcohol and a gorgeous nose shimmering with white flower, lemon and delicate Kendal mint cake aromas, there's a touch of honey and vanilla from careful barrel fermentation and ageing. Beautifully made.

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  • St. Andrews Chardonnay 2008

    Winestate, April 2012

    Nice commercial style with attractive varietal aromas and soft, sweet oak/fruit palate.

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