WINE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - Graeme Phillips

HUM­BUG REACH 2011 CHARDON­NAY $ 32

Ta­mar Val­ley

13.0 per cent Lots of fairly straight­for­ward stone fruit aro­mas and flavours with sub­tle back­ground sug­ges­tions of toasted nuts and honey, pro­vid­ing a lit­tle depth and a com­plex­ity to a palate that is smoothly tex­tured and nicely bal­anced.

MARIONS 2011 RE­SERVE CHARDON­NAY $ 35

Ta­mar Val­ley

12.2 per cent Ripe stone fruit and toasty oak on both the nose and palate plus nougat and oat­meal flavours as it warms in the glass, all a lit­tle dis­jointed at this stage, but there’s plenty of flavour there for a lit­tle more time to work its magic.

DE­LAMERE 2011 CHARDON­NAY $ 40

Pipers Brook

13.0 per cent A com­plex cit­rusy, nutty and earthy nose fol­lowed by sim­i­lar grape­fruit and roasted hazel­nut flavours on a nicely con­cen­trated, har­mo­nious and smoothly tex­tured palate, un­der­scored by sug­ges­tions of a Pan­dora’s box of in­trigu­ing, funky com­plex­i­ties still to come. Give it air and time.

MOORILLA 2011 MUSE CHARDON­NAY $ 45

Ta­mar Val­ley

13.3 per cent Fairly re­strained aro­mas but much more ex­pres­sive in the mouth with cit­rusy/ peachy flavours at the core and plenty of but­tery and nutty rich­ness around a long spine of fine, min­er­ally acid in a com­bi­na­tion of power, weight and fi­nesse. Just made for cray­fish.

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