Bay of Fires Chardonnay 2010

This is a pretty good sort of chardonnay really.  With a colour somewhere between water and lemon, it has aromatics of oak, melon, gunflint and a little pineapple.  The palate shows its Tasmanian origins  – medium body, between medium and high acid and a quite elegant expression of lemons and ripe yellow nectarines, with some good length on the palate.

Overall, I think this is a good to very good quality wine on the grounds of the purity of the fruit flavours, the quite long length and the general complexity of the wine on offer.  Strangely enough, it had more flavour and ripeness than I was expecting from these southerly parts.  Perhaps the grapes weren’t picked as early as the current local trend.  Good to Very Good

Abv: 13%
Price: $38
Source: sample
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
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