Sunday, 28 September 2014

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Villages Chardonnay 2012

I must admit, a few expletives were thrown out when I took a whiff of this. Knowing the RRP is under $20, there is so much jam packed into this wine. It would have to be the best value Chardonnay under twenty bucks. Surely!

The story of the Villages is summed up well and succinctly by winemaker Steve Webber here.

Superbly balanced and precise. I loved the aromas but when you get it down the hatch it's even better. Peaches and pears, a touch of citrus blossom and brioche. Plenty of nutty characters wash about too.

Delicate and then some, it's a pure delight. Twenty bucks, really? Load up!!

Enjoy in the medium term, but why wait?

Excellent.

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $20
Source: Sample

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