Saturday, 12 March 2016

O'Leary Walker Hurtle Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2010

There's so many fascinating stories behind the O'Leary Walker label. This sparkling is named after Nick Walker's great grandfather Hurtle who was a sparkling winemaker of some repute in the early 1900's. As the label says, this wine ensures the Walker name is still 'fizzing'.

Bone dry, this a delicious aperitif. A glass certainly hit the spot on a warm afternoon.

Pale straw in appearance, aromas of bread, grapefruit, yeast and lemon rind. Eighteen months on lees has ensured a veneer of creaminess coats the palate whilst also adding some texture and complexity. Made from Adelaide Hills fruit (60/40), there's an acid crunch before a long length sets in. Refreshing indeed and delivers well for the asking price.

I'd be happy to share this with friends no worries at all.

Drink now.

Very good.

Region: Adelaide Hills
RRP: $28
Source: Sample

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