Full throttle yet dialed in and under control! First time with Maggie’s wines as I’ve sat on this now for six years and I was not disappointed.
After a three hour double decant; deep, inky purple in color; intoxicating floral perfume and lavender on the nose, liqueur, and meatiness; palate is so smooth and plush, with blackberry and blueberry compote, subtle smokiness, kirsch liqueur, mild black olive, definite lemon curd zing on the mid palate; the 15.2% alcohol is under control as I get no heat or burn; this is rich but such a smooth drinker. Just wonderful.
And for those who care...drinking tonight in celebration of Liverpool FC the 2019 European Champions! — 2 years ago
Some struck match aromas but not as lean as prior tastings in 2015. Filling out with more stone fruit/peach notes. Great intensity on the palate - like the old school dessert Lemon Delicious. Interestingly I had the standard Oakridge Chardonnay also from 2010 a few days ago and the step up in Intensity with this 864 is like comparing a Village White Burgundy to a Premier Cru. David Bicknell is considered as one of Australia's better Chardonnay makers. — 4 years ago
Mid Gold in colour. The tell tale grape pulp aromas of the Muscat grape with florals - “sweet pea” said my good wife. On the palate fulsome fresh grapey flavours finishing dry with a skinnsy bitterness. From the region of Lazio where the principal city is Rome with the famous football (soccer) club of the same name - Lazio FC. — 2 years ago
Mid Lemon in colour. Notes of Citrus fruit more than stone fruit. On the palate the wine making techniques using sulphur post fermentation to prevent malolactic conversion and preserving high acidity was used. M plus intensity on Palate but in the leaner style compared to Margaret River. Wine Maker David Bicknell was just awarded the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the Year. — 4 years ago
Superb right out of the bottle. Dry, with a distinguished nose. Paired beautiful with a hearty pork stew. FC club. — 2 years ago
Treads the middle path between citrus and stone fruit - more lighter than full bodied. From one of Australia’s Premier exponents of Chardonnay in David Bicknell. No malolactic. Opened another bottle 27 weeks later on 16th April 2020 with similar notes. Very well made and great drinking for the price. — 2 years ago
An excellent wine. Dry up front, balanced fruit, long finish. FC Club $38 — 2 years ago
Bold Wines enlightened my glass, and FC never disappoints. Deep vivid purple color... abundant aromas from spices on the dark fruit notes. Bold mouth feel on the balanced fruit and alcohol with persistent spices and round tannins. Always decant highly suggested or keep on cellar not for long. 🍷 — 5 years ago