Cleveland Chardonnay 1996

Cleveland's 1996 chardonnay shows considerable regional provenance, hailing from the cold Macedon Ranges.  Back labels are usually a reliable source of marketing "blah blah", but this one's a little different :)


In case you can't read the words in my photo, a perfectly understandable indictment upon my skills as a photographer, there is a disclaimer that reads "this is not a commercial "Australian style" chardonnay and fortunately contains 7.4 standard drinks".  Now, this was written in 1996.  A man before his time perhaps.  So, what did I think of the wine?  Honey, eucalyptus, eucalyptus honey, dank herbs, and somewhat oxidised.   But length is still there on the palate.  I liked it, but in fairness it is probably past its best, so drink up.  Good

Abv: 12.5%

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