1997 Moss Wood Lefroy Brook Vineyard Chardonnay
The wine has medium straw colour with green tints. On the nose it shows fresh fruit aromas of citrus, creme brulee toffee and cashew nuts. There are also interesting background aromas of toasty oak and bread dough. On the palate, there are fresh citrus flavours of limes and grapefruit, as well as peach and marmalade while the finish has well-integrated oak, with a light toasty overtone. There is a good acid and tannin balance.
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This is the first time we have made chardonnay from this attractive vineyard which is set in an amphitheatre of karri trees along the Pemberton to Northcliffe train line, to the south-east of Pemberton. The vineyard is now reaching maturity and so it is possible to forecast the wine’s cellaring potential with some confidence.
The good acid and tannin balance indicates that the wine should cellar for at least 5 years.