Friday, 27 May 2016

Helen & Joey Estate Alena Chardonnay 2014

From the outset I'm thinking this is a serious wine. I nearly put my back out trying to lift the bottle!

Light and golden in the glass, winter sunrise like. Yellow stone fruits, almond nougat, creamy oak, a dash of melted butter even. A squeeze of lemons enters the fray as does white peach. Caramel corn adds more intrigue. Fruit and acid walk the tightrope of balance in unison - a smart wine. I couldn't resist going back for more. By the way, thanks Stu Dudine for the dodgy back :)

Drink now or over the next eight years.

Very good.

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $45
Source: Sample

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