Saturday, 3 February 2018

Ballandean Estate Opera Block Chardonnay 2015

Some old school charm rolls out the welcome mat. Peer a little closer and layers of interest await.

As per the back label, fermented and aged in one and two year old French oak barrels for 14 months.

Whiffs of caramel, dried figs, barbecued peaches and a scrumpy like aroma too. Well weighted, vanilla cream churns through the mid-palate. Oak plays its part but is well managed. A subtle pineapple husk reveals itself at the death. Good drinking and one I'd happily sit beside a roast chook.

Drink now to five years.


Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $32
Source: Sample
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