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2017 Andevine Reserve Hunter Valley Chardonnay

2017 Andevine Reserve Hunter Valley Chardonnay

$19.99 Per Bottle

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$18.99 (Buy 6 or More)

12.5%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap
Hunter Valley
2017
750ml
2017 Andevine Reserve Hunter Valley Chardonnay has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.
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$19.99
12.5%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap
Hunter Valley
2017
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Looking for that little hit of sun-drenched Hunter Valley Chardonnay that isn't too lean, or too broad? Then look no further than Andrew Leembruggen's latest Reserve Hunter Valley Chardonnay.

    Andrew spent his formative years working as a winemaker at neighbouring Mount Pleasant, so he has the local contacts and the ability to source some of the best available fruit on the ground. This particular Chardonnay comes from the Travena vineyard on Hermitage Road, just a stones throw away from the old Hunter Valley Distillery (HVD) and Braemore vineyards.

    Normally selling for upwards of $45 a bottle, and with an epic 94 points from the impossible task-master Gary Walsh, this is both fantastic value (look at that saving) and a great, cellar-worthy drink.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • An impeccably balanced and sophisticated wine. Subtle white fleshed fruit complimented by mealy aromas and hints of struck match. Ripe white peach and melon with hints of nectarine and soft French oak nuances held together with a core of vibrant citrus acidity. A perfect pairing with chicken or rabbit with rich sauces.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    It's a wine befitting its dress-circle location, with a finely honed nose that instantly reminds you of the crushed seashells of Chablis, while the palate is more-rounder and generous, delivering creamy layers of nectarine, lime peel and buttered French toast.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Hunter Chablis through and through. It’s delicate and articulate, pure and particularly long, but does deliver a fine amount of citrus and green melon flavour, with a wisp of smokiness and cinnamon. Beautiful clean acidity, and a limey tang through the finish. So nicely done. I’m impressed. Very. Best served with a light chill, and a bucket of tiger prawns.

    93 POINTS

    DAVID BICKNELL - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Sourced from the Travena Vineyard planted in '77 on Hermitage Road. Bright, quartz-green. While still quite tight, there's a more fruit-forward prominence to the Hunter vineyard wine. Peach skin notes, nectarine and preserved lemon. Greater depth and weight, but not weight per se. At 12.5% alcohol there's sensible elegance and a future to look forward to.

    90 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Light straw colour with a savoury, yeasty, dry-herb bouquet. The wine is fresh and fruity, grapy and attractive in the mouth, with tight-focused flavour and subtle, refined, taut structure. The finish is very dry and appetising. It needs time and is rather closed, but not as closed as the same maker's Tumbarumba chardonnay. This wine is softer, broader and less acidic.