Topper's Mountain Bricolage Blanc 2015


This wine has a bit of everything in it.  Oaked chardonnay, oaked sauvignon blanc, gewürztraminer and petit manseng.  I can imagine the blending sessions were a lot of fun, or challenging or both.  From New England in northern New South Wales, the Topper's Mountain capsule has Italian style paper wrapping which makes the initial pour a little impractical as the sticker seeks, with some determination, to attach itself to the glass.  The wine itself, though, is a good one.  The gewurtz makes the dominant impression on the nose, with its distinctive siren song of lychees.  The palate is relatively round and approachable and also gewurtz influenced, but there is a steely backbone too from the higher acid varieties in the blend, namely the sauvignon blanc and petit manseng.  A well put together blend that is approachable now.  Rating: Good. Abv: 13.5%. Price: $30. Source: Sample.
Chardonnay
May 26, 2018
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