Tamburlaine Chapel Reserve Chardonnay 1999

A search of the cellar revealed this undrunk wine, a relic from earlier times when wine wasn't so much of a focus.  Storage provenance I suspect will have included a couple of summers next to a pile of CDs.  Should I bother?  Why not.  The wine?  Surprisingly, it was not entirely dead.  It was golden in colour, with a light nutty fragrance that was quite pleasant.  The palate though was a bit muted, perhaps a little fat and flat, with alcohol seemingly more there than I'd like despite it having a modest abv by Australian standards.  Past its best.  77 points.

Abv: 12.8%
Price: $29 (current vintage)
Website: http://www.tamburlaine.com.au
Hunter Valley
November 21, 2010

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