2016 Chardonnay
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2016 Chardonnay
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“An aromatic, complex, textured and elegant style of Chardonnay which showcases the purity of fruit from our sustainably farmed, pristine coastal vineyards.  Great drinking now, with the ability to cellar for a few more years.”

TRAVIS LEMM, WINEMAKER & WINERY MANAGER

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Aging
Up to 10 years
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Nose: Ripe citrus, intensely floral, vanillin, mineral Palate: Complex, textural & layered, natural acid Food match: Surf & turf, abalone & pork or scallop & chicken Oak: French oak, 11 months, 36% new, 47% 1 year old Colour: Bright lemon
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Vineyard Notes
A near-perfect growing season, with a warm, dry lightly windy spring. Summer was warm without excessive heat until 80mm downpour between 18 and 20 January; a timely watering for the reds, not so timely for Chardonnay! Cooler conditions followed and led to a delayed, slow white harvest. Overall, a very strong year for whites with intense fruit flavour and natural acidity.
Production Notes
2015: From a challenging growing season with low yields, this aged Chardonnay has great intensity, texture and balance. Sweet citrus, tangerine, floral notes of frangipani, and enticing ginger spice on the nose, match great natural acidity, texture and well-integrated oak on the palate, conveying a subtle toasty finish. Really pleasant drinking right now! Drink now -2025 2014: From a near perfect growing season, this is a complex and beautifully balanced wine displaying lifted dark berry fruit, earthy tones, dark chocolate and bay leaf. Fine, layered tannins, seamlessly integrated French oak and extraordinary length complete the package which will only improve with age. Drink now to 2029. 2013: Attractive lifted citrus aromas with hints of spice, nougat and pistachio nuts. The textural palate displays fresh and vibrant citrus fruits with an attractive savoury element which contributes length to the palate, finishing with a clean flinty edge. Drink now - 2028. 2012: A tight-structured wine displaying youthful pale lemon colour. Complex aromas of citrus, pear, floral notes and elegant savoury element follow through to a textural palate brimming with vibrant citrus fruits, great natural acidity and a long mineral finish. Will benefit from further cellaring. Drink now to 2027. 2011: The product of a warm ripening season, this wine displays intense notes of citrus rind and sweet nectarine stone fruits countered by a slightly funky note. The palate follows through with classic grapefruit and peach notes together with layers of texture and a long acid finish. Drinks well now, but will continue to age. Drink now till 2024. 2010: From a near perfect growing season, this still incredibly fresh, complex and textural wine shows Voyager Estate's characteristic restraint. The purity of lemon pith and fresh juice notes is perfectly countered by a savoury, wet stone-like mineral edge and a long balanced length. Drink now to 2030. 2009: A classic Margaret River Chardonnay with intense aromas of citrus fruits, grapefruit pith, savoury nutty notes and an elegant, flinty oyster-shell minerality. The textural palate is exceptionally long and intense, driven by a core of acidity that will ensure this wine's longevity. drink now - 2026. 2008: Displaying a soft golden colour, this is a round fruit-driven wine with layers of ripe apple and soft white peach through to a charry, nutty finish. Great drinking now but unlikely to improve with further cellaring. 2007: From one of our warmer vintages, this wine displays surprising brightness. Currently drinking beautifully, with ripe citrus fruits, nutty and butterscotch aromas, citrus and stone fruit flavours on the palate, hints of cashew nuts, almonds and toasty French oak with a wonderful creamy, soft mouth-feel. Drink now - 2025 2006: One of our coolest and most challenging vintages, this wine was produced from fruit with an average bunch weight of only 50 grams! Naturally high acidity has kept this wine bright, with clean citrus notes, noticeable minerality, excellent texture and a long finish. Drink now.

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