Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Pipers Brook Chardonnay 2014
Whilst the others demonstrated from varietal strength and personality, this came across almost like a Riesling on first taste. I was determined to correct what I had first perceived here. Green apples, a squeeze of lemon, nectarine and custard apple even in there too. Grape fruit acidity then stepped up the more it grew closer to room temperature but there was a sweetness which was the detractor for me. The presence of a slippery phenolic character lay in wait too on the finish.
In the end, there was a bit too much going on here which drew my attention away from the main game.
I'd prefer others.
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