Monday, 31 December 2012

Drayton's Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2009

Drayton's is a large Hunter Valley producer punching out approximately 500 000 dozen each year.

This Vineyard Reserve comes from vines planted in the mid 1970's and spent six months in French oak, a combination of new with some two to three year old.

The wine drew me in easily. Stone fruit aromas abundant, toast characters and a caramelised toffee peanut thing going on which I liked... lots!

These elements flowed nicely onto the palate. Nectarine and peachy goodness joined by waves of creaminess which swept through culminating with a soft finish that lingered well.

A wine you'd happily open the wallet for. Drink with veal or even pumpkin ravioli.

Who: Drayton's Family Wines
What: Chardonnay (12.5% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2009
How: $30

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