Monday, 31 October 2011

Briar Ridge Pinot Chardonnay 2009

I've always been a fan of this drop, but the 2009 (11.5% abv) seems a little light on compared to previous vintages.
Don't get me wrong, there is much to enjoy, but the depth and structure just doesn't hit the spot as those from previous experiences.
The Pinot (70%) comes from Mt Canobolas, Orange and the Chardonnay comes from the Hunter.
In the glass it was much clearer than previous which took me by surprise. Some biscuity characteristics peeking through a whiff of citrus. The palate is clean, fresh and crisp. The mid-palate dissolves all too quickly but a nice after taste lingers on the back palate.
You could easily destroy a bottle of this in no time.