SAINT CLAIR OMAKA RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2016

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Gold Medal - Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2018
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The fruit was lightly whole bunch pressed and the juice fermented in American oak barrels, fifty per cent of which were new, using selected yeast strains. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, followed by ten months aging on yeast lees with regular stirring. Only the very best barrels were selected for the Omaka Reserve Chardonnay. Aromas of fragrant peach, popcorn and toasted hazelnut with smoky nuances. The palate is round and silky with nectarine, ripe grapefruit and biscuit notes."
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This is typically a fat, creamy wine, weighty and rich, made in a bold, upfront style. Grown in the Southern Valleys – mostly in the company's vineyard in the Omaka Valley – it is fermented and lees-aged for 10 months in American oak casks (50 per cent new in 2016), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Bright, light lemon/green, the youthful 2016 vintage is mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and savoury, with good complexity and a creamy-textured, very harmonious finish. Best drinking mid-2018+."
5 Stars & 19.0/20 Raymond Chan, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright, even straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on the rim. The nose is very full and broad, and solidly concentrated with aromas of ripe citrus fruits, yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits entwined with powerful and deep nutty oak, unfolding creamy barrel-ferment, flint, mealy and toasty detail with some butterscotch MLF. This has layers of complexity. Medium-full bodied, the palate is fulsome with deeply rich flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits, savoury citrus fruits and tropical fruit melded with a layering of creamy barrel-ferment and oak vanillins, along with nuances of nuts, flint and oxidative detail, unveiling mealy and buttery nuances. The palate is very accessible with a rounded core, and the flavours carry with good drive to a long, rich and sustained finish. This is a mouthfilling, complex flavoured, near over-the-top Chardonnay with citrus and tropical fruits, along with nutty, creamy, mealy and flinty detail. Serve with roast pork over the next 4+ years. A blend of Mendoza and clone 95 Chardonnay fruit, primarily from the Omaka Valley, hand-picked, WBP and fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months on lees in 50% new American oak, undergoing batonnage and MLF."
92/100 IWC 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Elegant floral nose with fresh green apple. A hint of smokiness on the palate with a creamy yet refreshing finish."
90/100 Cameron Douglas MS, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Very expressive and enticing bouquet with dusty wood spices, grapefruit and red apple then white and yellow stone fruit aromas. A definitive vanilla and dry stone layer adding depth and some complexity. Very fruity on the palate but no mistaking the oak either with vanilla and cream Malo notes. White and yellow fruit flavours, balanced and well made. drink now and through 2022."


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