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2005 Step Road Chardonnay (750ml)
Producer: Step Road Winery steprd.com
Appellation: Adelaide Hills - South Australia - Australia
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$12.99
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Tasting Notes:
rated: August 1, 2006 , Stephen Tanzer wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
91 points "Bright yellow. Mineral-driven citrus, pear and smoked meat aromas, with strong leesy, buttery nuances; this hardly smells New World, unless you're talking $60+ renditions. Silky in texture and strikingly fresh, with excellent purity to the complex flavors of pear, quince, iodine, white truffle and clove. Blind, I'd be smack in the middle of Chassagne-Montrachet. Easily the best-value chardonnay I've tasted this year, with the clarity and depth to squash plenty of wines that cost more per bottle than a case of this-and I say that as a white Burgundy fool."
rated: October 30, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
90 points "The 2005 Chardonnay Adelaide Hills ratchets up the level of quality even higher, coming across like a top-notch Chablis. Subtle notions of honeyed melon and tropical fruit as well as good acidity and surprising depth, length, and richness (from extract, not sugar) suggest it will drink well for several years." Best 2006-2009