2015 Patina Reserve Chardonnay

Zip-A-dee-doo-dah Zip-A-dee-A, my oh my what a wonderful Chardonnay!!

This is my second Patina Chardonnay in a very short period of time and I am mighty impressed.  From start to finish, I simply could not put the glass down.  Whether it was swirling it, smelling it, tasting it or (eventually) drinking it, it didn’t matter.  My wife and I constantly spoke about it in glowing terms.

I realise this is going to seem lazy when it comes to doing a review but, when it comes to this wine, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is the best way to sum it up.

‘Generous’ is the easiest word to use for starters.  Aromas and the palate have this is spades.  Stone fruits, creaminess, a delicate citrus hit, textural, lovely palate weight, beautifully balanced and long, long, long, long and long!!  And that’s a wrap.

Just so you know, “This wine has been fermented and aged for twelve months in new and seasoned French Oak”, and it has been used so judiciously it adds some good complexity to the wine and not obvious at all.

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Region: Orange, NSW     Price: $45     Source: Sample thanks to Define Wine

2015 Patina Reserve Chardonnay

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