Houghton White Classic Houghton Original 2012

Houghton's White Classic is a white wine blend made predominantly from chenin blanc.  It has been produced for a number of years, and is currently made by winemaker, Ross Pamment.  Tasting the wine, there seems to be a reason for its longevity, namely that an interesting wine is provided at modest price point.


In terms of appearance, it is lemon in colour, with, I thought, an ever so slight pink tinge, but that may have been my glass cleaning ability on show.  Its aromatics are clean, with a pronounced intensity, and youthful notes of grass, tropical fruits including guava, lemon citrus and ripe pears.  The palate is dry with medium (perhaps a bit higher) acidity, medium body, and lemon citrus and pear flavours, coupled with medium length.  There's some interesting depth and viscosity on the palate, as a well as a youthful petillance.  This wine is a good value wine for the price, and punches above its weight.  Good

Abv: 13%
Price: $13.99
Source: sample
Vendors: check http://www.wine-searcher.com
Website: http://www.houghton-wines.com.au
Tasted: September 2012

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