By Farr Geelong Chardonnay 2022

By Farr Geelong Chardonnay 2022

 

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By Farr
Geelong Chardonnay 2022
  • Vintage : 2022
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Victoria
  • Subregion Geelong
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
JH James Halliday 96 2013
RP Robert Parker 94 2013
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The By Farr chardonnay comes from the same site as the Sangreal pinot noir—composed of red soil over limestone—and was planted in 1994. The limestone of this site is not exposed on the surface as at other sites. The limestone starts 20 to 30cm below the surface, to the depths of the root zone of the vines. It is a very exposed north-facing slope. The clones used for the chardonnay are a mixture of Dijon clones and Penfolds 58.

Vinification: The fruit is hand-picked then whole-bunch pressed in the winery. All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to barrel, which are 30 per cent new French oak. A natural fermentation will occur at cool temperatures over the next one to two months, and then a small amount of stirring helps start malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked, fined and lightly filtered before bottling 11 months after picking. A very mineral site for chardonnay.

Tasting Notes: The trademark characteristics of the wine produced on our site are understated power and length with a mineral finish. The wine has a great fruit expression that is well integrated with French oak. The soil characteristics have come through in the style of wine we have today. The palate is fine but firm, with great acidity, texture and length. This wine is rich in flavour, yet very refined.

James Halliday (JH) : 96 Points (2013)
From the same site as the Sangreal Pinot Noir; Dijon clones and P58, hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed juice and solids to French oak (30% new) for wild fermentation, stirred to start mlf, 11 months from picking to bottling. Why in god's name throw the wine to the cork wolves? It's a beautiful, power-packed, tangy, yet fine, chardonnay that will be dead in the water in 10 years time. I'll put my house on the outcome.

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2013)
The 2013 Chardonnay is exotically scented of guava, green mangos and pineapple with savory suggestions of marmite toast, buttered popcorn and roasted almonds plus a hint of struck flint. Medium-bodied with a gorgeous silky texture, it has wonderful purity and sophistication, finishing long and harmonious.

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RP
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JS
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JH
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RP
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JS
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JS
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JH
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RP
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JS
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BC
98
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By Farr Geelong Chardonnay 2022 Reviewed by James Halliday 07-02-2024 . Score: 5