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2016 Aubert Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard Aubert, Sonoma Coast, California, USA

In Bond case price:
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Producer Aubert
Vintage 2016
Type White (Still)
Grape Variety Chardonnay
ABV 15.0%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Non-Original Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a US-based merchant; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 1 case (in stock and available immediately)

(98-100) Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (October 2017)

The 2016 Chardonnay CIX Estate is beguiling in its complexity and singularity, offering up scents of smoked nuts, waxed lemons, crushed rocks and coriander seed with hints of crusty bread, honeysuckle, baked peaches and clover honey. Full-bodied, full-on creamy and densely laden with layers of citrus and savory flavors, it has just enough freshness and wonderful length.

95 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (April 2018)

Racy and unctuous in the glass, the 2016 Chardonnay CIX Vineyard is one of the most viscous wines in this range. This opulent, dense Chardonnay is going to need quite a bit of time to be at its very best, but it is impressive, even at this early stage. The CIX gets more new oak than most of the other Chardonnays, and yet the wood is very nicely integrated.