Friday, October 9, 2009


 - Adelaide Hills, SA
 - $25-$32
 - Screwcap
 - 14.0%alc

Barratt may be recognised as a pinot noir specialist but it's usually Lindsay's chardonnay which I most enjoy. Produced from their Uley vineyard in Summertown (planted in the early 80's and now fully mature), Barratt's Chardonnay typically offers a richly flavoured symposium of fruit and oak.

Openly aromatic, an assertive whiff of creamy, toasty oak overlies grapefruit and white nectarine aromas within Barratt's 2006. In true house style its bold and brassy palate leaves little to the imagination, imposing creamy texture and lusciously rich flavours in a forward manner. There's a faint herbal undercarriage, but it just lacks the acid backbone and overt freshness required for a higher score.

ü This is an earlier maturing chardonnay which falls well within Barratt's stylistic parameters. It would be an appropriate selection for anyone in search of a full, luscious and well proportioned white wine. Drink to 2011.
91 points

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