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Voyager Estate Block 6 Broadvale Chardonnay 2019

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Voyager Estate Block 6 Broadvale Chardonnay 2019
Producer Voyager Estate
Region, Country Margaret River, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 19335-750

Made from a small 1.1 hectare site planted to clone 95 Chardonnay, this vineyard is prized for producing racy, crunchy Chardonnay at low baume levels. Planted in 2004 to Clone 95 Chardonnay with a plant density of 2300 vines per hectare, this specially selected parcel of soil is on the crown of a gentle hill, with a slight aspect to the east. The block is extremely gravelly with a very high content of granite and possesses an underlying stony-clay base at a depth of around one metre.

Whole-bunch pressed to tank then moved to French oak barriques for natural fermentation, the high natural acidity and low baumé levels inherent to Clone 95 requires the use of malolactic fermentation to help reduce acidity, building texture and complexity through the palate. 

Aged for 10 months in barrel, the 2019 vintage shines through and has produced a wine of superb intensity and drive. Lifted acacia and preserved lemon aromas lead to a palate that is superbly vibrant and crystalline. The Block 6 has the same winemaking and ageing as the Block 5 but is markedly different—more racy and linear. A Puligny to the other Block 5’s Chassagne!

Voyager Estate Block 6 Broadvale Chardonnay 2019

Reviews

"Mineral and zesty nose of lemon peel, flint, stones, baked apples, yellow peaches and dried spices. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a focused, driven palate. Concentrated, yet elegant. Sustainable. Drink or hold."
93 points, jamessuckling.com
“An exposé of clone 95, this is taut and linear, with winemaking texture built in around the fruit to plump and soften the track that it makes across the tongue. Malolactic fermentation softens the high acid from Clone 95, dropping in crushed cashew and red apple skins along the way. As usual, very classy from Voyager.”
95 points, Erin Larkin, James Halliday’s Wine Companion
"Similar to the super 2017, the 2019 Broadvale Block 6 Chardonnay looks even richer and weightier but similarly expressive, with notes of pear and melon accented by smoky, grilled notes. It's medium to full-bodied, yet focused and long on the finish. Like its predecessor, it's all Clone 95, all barrel fermented and with malolactic fermentation completed." 93-95 points
Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

Reviews

"Mineral and zesty nose of lemon peel, flint, stones, baked apples, yellow peaches and dried spices. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a focused, driven palate. Concentrated, yet elegant. Sustainable. Drink or hold."
93 points, jamessuckling.com
“An exposé of clone 95, this is taut and linear, with winemaking texture built in around the fruit to plump and soften the track that it makes across the tongue. Malolactic fermentation softens the high acid from Clone 95, dropping in crushed cashew and red apple skins along the way. As usual, very classy from Voyager.”
95 points, Erin Larkin, James Halliday’s Wine Companion
"Similar to the super 2017, the 2019 Broadvale Block 6 Chardonnay looks even richer and weightier but similarly expressive, with notes of pear and melon accented by smoky, grilled notes. It's medium to full-bodied, yet focused and long on the finish. Like its predecessor, it's all Clone 95, all barrel fermented and with malolactic fermentation completed." 93-95 points
Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

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