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Reviewer:

Gilbert Labour
21 March 2021

Patina Wines [Orange NSW], Chardonnay 2019

Gerald Naef, Founder & winemaker of Patina Wines has delivered a pair of Chardonnays reflective of the cool climate, elevated growing regions of Mt Canabolas in the Orange region.
This 2019 Patina Chardonnay opens up with a blast of aromas and flavours of ripe rockmelon & citrus 
The smooth malo-lactic treatment softens the natural acid and provides an easy glide across the tongue.
This is all underpinned by mid-palate savouriness, tangy acid and primary fruit fulness
The vanillin lift from the French oak is currently noticeable but should integrate smoothly with the other cool climate attributes.
This very enjoyable 2019 Patina Chardonnay will reward some cellaring but is eminently gluggable now and well-worth seeking out 
Price: $40
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Cellar: Now to 3
Winery Website: www.patinawines.com.au gerald@patinawines.com.au david@definewine.com.au
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