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2013 Willow Bridge Estate G1-10 Chardonnay

 
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2013 Willow Bridge Estate G1-10 Chardonnay

Wine Details

Winery
Willow Bridge Estate
Vintage
2013
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Geographe
Alcohol (%)
12.9
Purchase Price ($)
30
Wine Rating
95
Closure
Screwcap
Source
Sample

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2013 Willow Bridge Estate G1-10 Chardonnay
(Updated: December 07, 2014)
Wine Rating 
 
95

The name behind this Chardonnay doesn’t come from a block, a strain of yeast or batch number, it’s a biblical reference, Genesis 1-10: “And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas: and God saw that it was good.” which in this case represents the views from the vineyard and resultant wine from Willow Bridge’s vineyard in Geographe.

A lightly golden yellow in colour, the winemaking techniques of wild ferment, time on lees and a generous proportion of new oak shines through on the nose which is flinty, complex and seductive; steeped in white peach, nectarine and wood smoke.

This is an engaging wine, a mealy expression of white stone fruits on entry that is contrasted by a mineral core of acidity, the mouthfeel is full; time on lees gives the depth and accentuates the stone fruit and oak induced aspects of the wine. The finish is a combination of subtle wood spice, peach skins and an ever so faint citrus flare.

This wine is hitting above it’s price tag and will reward time in the cellar.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2014 - 2022
Date Reviewed
11 28, 2014