2013 Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay

32 awards

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$75.00 / bottle

Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay

A continued evolution in style towards a more delicate and textural Chardonnay.

The nose shows delicate citrus and white stonefruit with a hint of oak and sulphide lift. The palate has the generosity of Chardonnay in a toned down form. The fruit is balanced well with the fresh acidity and slight textural element from extended time on yeast lees.

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Hunter Valley, NSW

Nick Stock, www.jamessuckling.com

93 Points - Ripe tropical and stone fruits here, this has a wealth of acid-fuelled power. Oak is restrained. There’s an almost semillon-like feel to the palate. Drink now to 2025+. Screw cap.

Gary Walsh, Wine Front

96 Points - Struck match, cashew and almond, lime and peach. Medium bodied, mouth-filling palate, crystal clear limey acidity, power and style, but not heavy. Silky feel. Crisp flinty finish, that’s so pure and long. It’s all here. Best young Vat 47 I can remember.

Lester Jesberg, Winewise

5 stars out of 5 - Power with restraint. Classy French oak wafts from the glass but doesn’t dominate. The palate is tight, long and intense. 30% new French oak. 100% basket pressed.
This wine is a study in structure and restraint – so far removed from Hunter chardonnays of even a decade ago. Barrel work plays a key part in the textural side of this wine, but, even though French oak aroma and flavour plays a part, it doesn’t assert itself. The wine is driven by a core of intense fruit backed by acidity.

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