White

2012 Eagles Rest Chardonnay Maluna Block

Chardonnay

  • Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Hunter Valley
Drink between 2018 - 2021 (Edit)
CT93 2 reviews
2012
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • trenta1982 Likes this wine:

    September 4, 2020 - Great

  • Eric gene Noack Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 27, 2018 - Can i say old world ?
    Well, maybe not quite but it did remind me of those over oaked rubbish Chardonnays produced in the eighties, not in a bad way though.

    This one has oak and mineral on the nose
    Oak on the tongue
    Acid to the front, a grip in the middle, which I think is the oak.

    If you don't like an oaked Chardonnay than give this a pass.

    I am not a fan of oaked Chardonnays I just always think it is not necessary and kills the fruit flavours of the grape.

    Any way, this one is not unbearable.

    It is, however is finely balanced , the oak is the first thing that hits you, then a slight salty flavour a clean finish.
    The fruit is there somewhere , it really does not push through the oak.
    As I said, the wine is a fine balance between aggressive and passive .

    You can taste the quality and the effort to produce a better than average chardonnay.

    It's a bit heavier than your French variety so be prepared for something that is a little deeper and darker.

    Sells for around $50.00 but you can buy it cheaper.
    James Halliday 96 points.

    NOVEMBER 2019

    Still oak and fruit on the nose
    some minerals
    has not improved

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  • By James Halliday
    7/15/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Eagles Rest
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Maluna Block
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region New South Wales
  • SubRegion Hunter Valley
  • Appellation Hunter Valley
  • UPC Code 9342193000346

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  • In Cellars 23 (49%)
  • Consumed 24 (51%)

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