Price:  £10.95 | Case Rate: £10.95
Ex Tax: £9.13

Deakin Estate - Chardonnay 2018


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Victoria
  • Wine Area: Murray-Darling
  • Wine Maker: Dr Phil Spillman
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Rich and smooth with ripe fruit-salad flavours. A delicious Chardonnay<br /> that delivers on fruit flavour without being over-the-top.

Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 83 (2013) JR: 15 (2011) WS: 85 (2012) JH: 86 (2016) WF: 88 (2013) HH: 87 (2013) RJ: 90 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

On the nose ripe pear, nectarine and custard apple aromas with subtle oak characters adding interesting complexity. The palate is rich and smooth with ripe fruit-salad flavours. A delicious Chardonnay that delivers on fruit flavour without being over-the-top.

Winery Information

Deakin Estate

Purchased in 1967, Deakin Estate was planted to premium wine grapes which were sold as fruit until 1980 when a winery facility was built. By the time the Deakin Estate range was launched in 1994 some vines had achieved considerable age, whilst newer vines were being planted. Efforts are focused on producing fruit of the highest quality and expressive wines brimming with flavour and varietal character.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)83 pts

May 2014 - Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. The 2013 Chardonnay has aromas of ripe apple and melons with a hint of toastiness. Light-bodied and lively in the mouth, this is a straightforward, no-frills Chardonnay at a bargain price. Drink it now. (2011)15 pts

Tasted May 2012 - Pale straw. Neat nose, very much in the current Australian vernacular. Fresh and lemony. Reasonable fruit weight and very clean but it seems a bit expensive relative to, say, a Mâcon Blanc. Damn that Aussie dollar.

Wine Spectator (2012)85 pts

June 15, 2013 - Light and focused, with pretty apple and citrus flavors that dance deftly. Drink now.

James Halliday (2016)86 pts

Stone fruit, dried mango and flecks of spice with soft acidity, it's simple but fresh.

Wine Front (2013)88 pts

The Deakin Estate range rarely disappoints in terms of value-for-money. This release is bang on. Good flavour, well balanced, clean through the finish, satisfying-enough. Peach, pear and citrus. Fraction of woodspice. No complaints.

Huon Hooke (2013)87 pts

This very quaffable everyday chardonnay is excellent value. With a light-yellow hue and fresh aromas of cashew nut, melon and light tropical-fruit touches, it seems to be very lightly oaked, if at all. The palate taste is soft, fruity and simple.

Ray Jordan (2013)90 pts

Another lovely release from this big volume producer making quality wine from this warm region. Light bodied but flavoursome, with a perfectly formed and balanced palate of light cream and nuts, and a little light citrus edge. 90/100

Vinification Notes

Parcels of fruit destined for the Deakin Estate 2010 Chardonnay were kept separate during a cool fermentation that maximises the fruit character. A number of different yeast strains are used, with a very small portion being barrel fermented to add complexity to the wine. Ferments are left on yeast lees and periodically stirred, helping to contribute to a creamier mouth feel. Only the best of the resultant batches make it through to the final Deakin Estate blend.