Sunday, 6 October 2019

Robert Channon Chopin Chardonnay 2016

Of the wines tasted on a recent visit to the cellar door, this was my preferred choice.

Within seconds of this wine being opened it was poured in the tasting glass - one of those small things which doesn't really help to demonstrate the wine's full potential. I reckon this would sing in the right glassware - but not to be.

Served a touch too cold, it was difficult to coax out its true personality in a quick tasting. Lemon curd, lime pith and roasted cashews slowly revealed themselves. A touch of vanilla cream reared its head as well. Nicely balanced through the mouth with a wonderful length, a lemony acid tang to close was a memorable finish. If only I could have had longer to peruse this with appropriate stemware...

Drink now to eight years.


Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $30
Source: Cellar Door Tasting

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