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2016 Smithbrook Chardonnay

2016 Smithbrook Chardonnay

2016 Smithbrook Chardonnay

90 Points 90




Pale straw with green hues.


This wine displays lifted and youthful aromas which compare to vibrant nectarine, yellow peach, frangipani blossom and subtle sweet oak aromas.


The wine is bright and intense, generous citrus and stone fruit is supported by crisp and lively acid typical of the best Chardonnays from this region. Subtle use of oak, combined with the tight acid structure, gives this Chardonnay balance and finesse, whilst ensuring it will continue to improve with bottle age.


A wine that has continued to improve since bottling, and will reward cellaring potentially for the long haul if stored well.

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Winter and Spring, leading into 2016 was warm and drier than average for our estate vineyards. Luckily this resulted in smaller vine canopies which became very important after an unusual rain event in January of 120mm. Continued rainfall during the ripening period created further challenges.Reduced vine vegetation drastically reduced the impact of fungal disease within the fruit zone, and the hard work of our vineyard operators ensured blemish free fruit was handpicked in early February.


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  • Alc Vol: 13.5%

Linguini, spring vegetables, and salsa verde.

Halliday Wine Companion 2018

The cool climate gives the wine intensity and shape, with white peach and citrus blossom aromas intertwined with grapefruit and stone fruit on the palate. Its length is good, and you don't stop to try to unpick the subtle, integrated oak. To 2019.

90 Points 90

The West Australian Wine Guide 2018

A crisp and fresh fruit-driven Chardonnay with just a hint of French oak. Slightly buttery with notes of citrus and cashew. Has a juicy mouthfeel  and good length. Clean and vibrant. One for those not wanting too much oak influence in their chardies.  Cellar: 3 years.