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2016 Passing Clouds The Fools On The Hill Chardonnay

2016 Passing Clouds The Fools On The Hill Chardonnay

 
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Wine Details

Winery
Passing Clouds
Vintage
2016
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Macedon Ranges
Alcohol (%)
13
Purchase Price ($)
47
Wine Rating
94
Closure
Screwcap
Source
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2016 Passing Clouds The Fools On The Hill Chardonnay
Wine Rating 
 
94

As noted in the review of the Pinot from the same vineyard this is quite a remarkable site that is the definition of cool climate viticulture. Sitting at 770m above sea level extreme care is required in the vineyard to produce what is an excellent example of the Macedon Ranges wine.

A light to golden yellow with worked white peach and nectarine that enjoys a touch of wood smoke and vanillin richness.

Medium bodied with a slight honeyed note to white peach and melon. There is beautifully integrated oak and gentle lees influences that give elegance and stature.

There is a generous mealy texture to finish with a thread of mineral acidity that ties everything together and speaks of the cold site from which the wine was produced.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2018 - 2028
Date Reviewed
09 01, 2018