Posted in Blog, Chardonnay, Closure, McLaren Vale, Region, Screw Cap, White Wine Varieties, Wine Reviews by Wining Pom with 2 Comments
Deep breath for fear of a mutiny, but McLaren Vale is not the best place in the world to make Chardy. However, there are a few exceptions; think D’arenberg, Battle of Bosworth and Wirra Wirra and now this from Shottesbrooke. It’s from a single vineyard in McLaren Flats and was picked over two nights. Citrus,vanilla pod, peaches and cream aromas before a creamy generous palate that’s full of melon, peach and spicy cashew oak. Citrussy acids provide a clean finish and it’s got a fair whack of persistence. Good job with a variety the region tends to struggle with.
Region: McLaren Vale