Sunday, 20 September 2015

Golden Grove Chardonnay 2013

This grew on me I've got to say. Golden Grove produce some very smart wines and Chardonnay generally takes  a back seat in their range. Until now...

The freshness kept drawing me back. A portion was barrel fermented with indigenous yeast and only new French oak was used.

Think delicious peach, almond meal and a delicate creamy profile courtesy of that oak. A squeeze of lemon appears just at the finish where some cashews sneak up. When looking at a great Chardonnay it needs to be layered and have complexity. Those boxes have been ticked here.

Nicely balanced leaving a long and satisfying finish.

Excellent.

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $26
Source: Sample

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