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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Devils Lair Margaret River Chardonnay 2006
Devils Lair Margaret River Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 100287)
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of pink grapefruit, pear, nectarine and wild flowers meld with subtle and complexing flinty undertones, with hints of cashew nut. There are lots of different elements, but all beautifully integrated. A very complex and harmonious bouquet. Citrus (pink grapefruit and lime), peach and pear flavors finish with persistent mineral acidity. The flavors start delicately in the mouth and build through to the finish. The palate is medium bodied and textural with restraint and finesse, but no shortage of flavor. The wine is powerful, yet controlled, with great focus and harmony…and beautifully seamless. A slightly more restrained version of the Devil's Lair Chardonnay. The cooler year has lent beautiful focus to the wine, with a tantalising mineral acid finish. There is every bit of interest and complexity you would expect from Devil's Lair Chardonnay.
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