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Nugan Estate Coonawarra Chardonnay 2004
Dec 2006
Source: Fresh, Ireland

What you need is a wine with all the subtlety and complexity that the Chardonnay grape can deliver and a good example of that is Nugan Estate's single vineyard Chardonnay from its Alcira Vineyard.

Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004
Nov 2006
Source: Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia
Debbie Southern

Intense and elegant, this full bodied chardonnay combines the flavours of peach, nut and butterscotch perfectly balanced with new French oak and fruit acidity.

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Fruits of Labour
Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2005
Nov 2006
Source: Courier Mail, Australia
Ken Gargett

The Nugan Estate Frasca's Vineyard Chardonnay 2005, made from King Valley fruit, is a step up with its clean peach notes and a touch more complexity.

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Food & Wine - ★★★★★
Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004
Oct 2006
Source: The West, Australia
Ray Jordan

This is one of the emerging producers in Australia. The fruit is sourced from the cool King Valley and its been expertly worked with quality oak to produce a superbly balanced and flavoursome chardonnay.

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90 POINTS
Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2003
Sep 2006
Source: Australian Wine Companion, Australia
James Halliday

Attractive stone fruit aromas and flavours; medium bodied; good balance and length; developing well.

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90 POINTS
Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004
Sep 2006
Source: Australian Wine Companion, Australia
James Halliday

Attractive melon and yellow peach fruit; plenty of richness and substance, and a positive French oak backdrop.

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Special Feature - Food & Beverage
Your Club's Wine & the Region of NSW
Jul 2006
Source: Club Life, Australia
Jim McMahon

The Nugan family has a very diverse holding in the Riverina which encompasses many things, most notably fruit juices, and since 1991 they branched itno wines

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88 POINTS
Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004
Jun 2006
Source: Wine Enthusiast, USA

This chardonnay's vanilla bean and smoky oak aromas are compelling, as are its flavours of citrus peel, white pepper and cream.

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Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004 - 91 POINTS
Apr 2006
Source: Wine Magazine, Australia
Huon Hooke & Bob Campbell

Lightly wooded aromas of peach and nectarine are captivating, while the palate has some depth and weight, some concentration and an impression of sweetness. Layered... and lots of appeal.

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The Great Australian Chardonnay Tasting 2006
Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004 - 96 POINTS
Mar 2006
Source: Web Wombat, Australia
Paul Ippolito

Nugan Estate King Valley Frasca's Lane Vineyard Chardonnay 2004 - mid lemon yellow - classical variety from first pour - cool climate Victorian - elegant and classy - lifted and fragrant aromas - gorgeously peach and vanillin oak with hints of nutmeg - fresh acidity - luscious and smooth - excellent balance - moreish - try with grilled snapper with tomato salsa

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Wine News - New Releases
Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004
Mar 2006
Source: National Liquor News, Australia

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Wine List
Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004
Feb 2006
Source: Sunday Telegraph, Australia
John Fordham

The Nugan group now owns or has long-term contracts for 875ha of vineyards at Griffith, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and King Valley, releasing wines under the Nugan Estate and Cookoothama labels.

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Daytime Activities - Australian Wine Tasting
Feb 2006
Source: QE2, Australia
Jim McMahon

Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004. Australian Wine tasting presented by National and International Wine Judge Jim McMahon.

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Wine Talk
Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay 2004
Feb 2006
Source: Femail, Australia
Winsor Dobbin

Cool climate Victorian King Valley - elegant and classy.

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