Wine Reviews

Hoddles Creek Estate Blanc de Blancs 2010

This is an interesting sparkling wine from Hoddles Creek in the Yarra Valley and their first vintage sparkling release.

Made from 100% chardonnay, as its name suggests, and with a tiny 2g/l of dosage, Hoddles Creek’s Blanc de Blancs 2010 vintage presents as near water-white in colour.  Aromatically, it is quite expressive of its chardonnay base wine, with notes of lemon, ripe green melons and straw, and a very light biscuit character.  But mostly it reflects its primary fruit.  The palate is very dry, and finishes crisp and a bit soda like, with notes of straw, a bit of very light lemon tang and with its acidity on show.  A pinch more residual sugar would have seen the latter covered, but that is more a personal preference.  This is quite a light bodied sparkling wine and it presents itself as an interesting and good example of its style.  Good

Abv: 11%
Price: $37
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Tasted: 2012

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