Andrew Graham at Ozwinereview reviews Steels Gate 2012 Chardonnay

Andrew Graham (http://www.ozwinereview.com) …

Andrew’s last comment is spot on, hence Steels Gate are focusing on selling the 2011 Chardonnay. 2012 has another year in bottle before it is ideally ready for consumption.

This is what Andrew had to say;

Steels Gate Chardonnay 2012 (Yarra Valley, Vic)
12%, Screwcap, $28

Sourced from the dry-grown estate vineyard, this was barrel fermented with 35% going through malo. Lots of promise in this young label.

Buttercup yellow, a light and delicate wine with some milk bottle funk over sparkling, jaunty acidity. Has shiny freshness but loads of acidity too – bracing acid. Lovely clean lines though, just needing a bit more oomph to kick over the acid.

Good, heading to very good, refreshing style.

Source: Sample
Tasted: April 2014
Drink: 2014-2017+
Score: 17.7/2, 92/100
Would I buy it? I’d drink two glasses, maybe not enough oomph for a third. In another year though?


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