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2021 Run Free by Singlefile Chardonnay

2021 Run Free by Singlefile Chardonnay
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SKU: 21RFCHARD
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$300.00
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VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

This Chardonnay was picked in pristine conditions in early March 2021. The fruit was destemmed and pressed, the juice transferred directly into French 225l barriques and temperature controlled to ensure a slow fermentation process with a mix of natural (wild) yeast and cultured yeasts which gave rise to the development of complex flavours and textural weight. Post-fermentation the lees were stirred gently weekly until the balance between oak, lees and fruit characters was achieved. No malolactic fermentation was carried out with all the natural acidity preserved. Bottled late September 2021.

THE WINE

The wine shows a lifted bouquet of stone fruit and citrus with an underlay of toasty spice. The palate displays nice citrus flavours supported by barrel ferment characters which add complexity and add to the long flavoursome finish.

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CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE

2021 Vintage

New Release

2020 Vintage

4 stars, Winestate Magazine, New Release Wine Awards, May/June 2021

2019 Vintage

5 stars, Best Wines of 2020, New Releases, Winestate Magazine, Annual Edition 2021
5 stars, Top in Category, Winestate Magazine, Nov 2020

2018 Vintage

91 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jun 2019

2017 Vintage

17.9 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Mar 2019
17.5 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Dec 2018
91 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Oct 2018

2016 Vintage

91 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jan 2017

2014 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2016
91 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian, Feb 2016
'Top Value', Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Feb 2016
4 Stars, Winewise Magazine, Nov 2015

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Chardonnay
Acid
7.1
pH
3.46
Aging
Up to 15 years
Alcohol %
13.4

Product Reviews

Danielle's Gravatar
Danielle
(05/04/2020 at 6:29 PM)
Love a good Chardy and this one is full of peachy undertones, buttery with a hint of vanilla. We love it by the case!

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Luke Sweedman
(05/11/2020 at 12:41 PM)
The wine exhibits a pale straw lemon colour with an attractive promise of citrus on the nose. It is an elegant and restrained wine with nuances of liqueur gooseberries and melon. Flinty and less buttery than some traditional Chardonnays but nonetheless, a voluptuous tasting weight to a full lingering finish , it adds great expression to oysters and fish.

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James Keneally
(27/02/2021 at 4:45 PM)
2020 Run Free by Singlefile Chardonnay, Western Australia A delightful light golden coloured wine that opens up with a citrus spring of lemons, limes and grapefruit. There is a touch of honeydew melon and the spice of zest followed by floral aromas and crisp white peaches. The palate is a rounded out version of the nose where the slightly grippy tannins sit delicately on the knife edge like acidity that brings balance and persistence to this wine.

Wine supplied by Singlefile as guest panelist for their new release. It was delicious and is thus highlighted.

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Norman O'Bryan
(01/03/2021 at 9:32 AM)
Run Free chardonnay is very good value at the entry level of a long list of excellent chardonnays produced by Singlefile. It is a very simple and direct style. Delicate bouquet with a hint of melon and tangerine. Slightly acidic on the front palate but gentle on the back and very quaffable. Perfect with white fish or hors-d'oeuvres pre-dinner. Also perfect as a starter for the weekend BBQ.

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Ali Osborne
(10/07/2021 at 5:47 PM)
Delicious straw coloured Chardonnay. Generous white stone fruit nose with a flinty complexity. Clean and fresh. Smooth a a hint of buttery feel. This wine would be enjoyed perfectly with seared scallops.

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