RGT Collection

2017 The 12th Man Chardonnay

Cellar Door
$35.00
Bell Ringers
$31.50
Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2017
Country
Australia
Region
Adelaide Hills
Alcohol
12.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2025

Our late founder Greg Trott, saw the game of cricket as the most noble of pursuits. As a youth, he even built his own concrete pitch at the family farm to emulate his heroes. Trott envisaged wearing the famous baggy green cap of the Australian team - if only to carry the drinks as 12th Man. And if the drinks tray sported our Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, Trott would have been warmly welcomed at any cricket fixture.

Colour

Vibrant gold with a green tinge.

Bouquet

Fresh white peach and nectarine aromatics are complemented by notes of brioche and
lemon curd. Freshly roasted nuts and a little flintiness alongside some biscuity, charry oak
character add complexity.

Palate

Bright nectarine and freshly squeezed lemons run the length of the palate. Primary fruit is
supported by toasted cedar and cinnamon, with a lovely fine, creamy texture from time on
lees in barrel.

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Professional Reviews

Love the consistency of this wine, strong on the stonefruit and its marriage to some meal and spicy oak. Good citrus driven palate and acidity, tangy and juicy with fruit supplementing and buoying that spine. The wine is expansive in that the final third enhances this with the addition of some creamy, leesy texture and the presence of oak tannin, all rather mellifluously flowing to a gentle length.

Stuart Robinson, The Vinsomniac 91

Light to mid-yellow, bright colour with a smoky-oak/sulfide-laced bouquet, the palate sweet-fruited and open-knit with stacks of flavour and a little tannin grip firming up the finish. The acidity is high and citrusy, adding a tanginess to the end-palate and aftertaste. It would be best with food.

Huon Hooke, The Real Review 91

Whole-bunch pressed, free-run juice wild-fermented in French puncheons (33% new), mlf, matured on lees. Given every opportunity to take to the field, and not remain on the boundary rope - even if the field trip was simply to carry the drinks. It has a lovely burst of grapefruit juice rising over more sedate stone fruit and controlled French oak.

James Halliday, 2019 Australian Wine Companion 95

Plenty of attractive peaches and citrus fruit. The purity is good. On the palate, there is some very handy and tangy fruit punch. It also delivers an abundance of bold and fresh flavors of stone fruit. Drink now.

Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com 93

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