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2016 Levantine Hill Katherine's Paddock Chardonnay

2016 Levantine Hill Katherine's Paddock Chardonnay

 
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2016 Levantine Hill Katherine's Paddock Chardonnay

Wine Details

Winery
Levantine Hill
Vintage
2016
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Yarra Valley
Alcohol (%)
13
Purchase Price ($)
125
Wine Rating
95
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2016 Levantine Hill Katherine's Paddock Chardonnay
Wine Rating 
 
95

This is the flagship Chardonnay release from Levantine Hill that’s sourced from one of the steepest sites on the Estate in the Yarra Valley. There was no expense spared in both the vinificiation and elevage, the oak used in particular is second to none.

A light yellow in the glass, with a nose that shows flint and wood smoke from quality french oak spice with fig and white peach fruits laced with richer lees notes.

A full bodied chardonnay that pushes the boundaries in terms of concentration, but manages to keep things in balance. There is a saturation of stone fruits that are intertwined with fig and pear. Oak gives both spice and texture with the tannin profile commanding and it adds a nicely balanced grapefruit like aspect to the mid palate. The finish is as luxurious as it is long, with a complex interplay between quality French oak and taut stone fruits.

Drinking well now, but will be even better in a year or two.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2017 - 2028
Date Reviewed
12 10, 2017