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BK Wines Swaby Chardonnaytext
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BK Wines Swaby Chardonnay 2016

Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaSerious wine. Planted in 1983, this is clone 110V1 Kenton Valley chardonnay that saw one year in French oak (25 percent new). Swaby is the grower of this striking chardonnay, one drinking very well now but will easily cellar for a decade +. This opens and carries a reductive swing throughout the muscular palate, drawing roasted nuts, hazelnuts, kernels, crisp apple and lemon blossom on the structural and grippy frame, right down to the big snap of salts / aged parmesan on the flinty finish. Only four barrels were made. Like all of BK's wines, this benefits from a decant.Tasted: 17 October 2017Tasted by: Prices: Australia 45.00 estimated retail Producer: BK WinesDistributors: Crush Imports
Grape: Chardonnay