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Sifting for gold among the crowds at the Langtons classification tasting
Storing wine badly. Again!
Australian merlot receives a lot of bad press from the wine media. Let's have a look at what's going on.
Terroir sometimes, it would appear, has limits.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Balgownie Estate Chardonnay 2010
The wine itself? It immediately identifies itself as chardonnay - intense, ripe yellow nectarine, lemon, oak and red grapefruit jostle for position aromatically. Similar flavours emerge on the palate - oak, bread, balanced acidity and evidence of some unripe pineapple flavours, retaining though lemon citrus edges. The length and balance of this wine hold it together. Tasting it over half a day, there is a certain oak defined line and length to this wine, but it's a good example of a chardonnay that people would probably glug if it had a cooler region (in its two senses) affixed to its label. Good (and probably a tick over towards Very Good)
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