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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
The Lucky Country Chardonnay 2011
The Lucky Country Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 117938)
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Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale lemon in color. Bright and lifted notes of melons, peach skins with a gentle suggestion of banana and oyster shell. Displays intense notes of fresh cantaloupe, peach skins and citrus. Lemon oil like texture and a touch of mineral delicacy provide good palate coverage, driving through to a soft cleansing finish.
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About The Lucky Country:

The Lucky Country is synonymous with Australia, the phrase having first been coined in the book of the same name in 1964 by Donald Horne. The phrase was initially used as an irony mocking the fortune of the post-colonial Australians of the 1960s.

Since then it has become a descriptive label for Australia and its wealth of natural resources, beautiful weather, stunning landscapes and relaxed lifestyle. It is the same slice of fortune that allows the fertile soils of Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale to yield such lush, vibrant fruit from which The Lucky Country is made.

By contrast, Lucky Country Shiraz is made in a simple, natural fashion, with individual parcels of fruit fermented, pressed and barreled separately until blending just prior to bottling. Minimally fined and unfiltered, the wine starts out layered and concentrated, then reveals a much softer side on the finish.