This wine review is of a chardonnay from the 2018 vintage of Domaine de Bellene and the Côteaux Bourguignons in Burgundy. The Côteaux Bourguignons is a regional appellation which permits the grapes to be sourced from anywhere in Burgundy, including Beaujolais. The informative Bourgogne Wines reference website provides further information about the appellation here. TheContinue reading “Domaine de Bellene L’eclos Des Abeille 2018 Wine Review”
This is a very good premier cru chardonnay from Mercurey in the Côte Chalonnaise. In its drinking prime, it has aromas of smoke and minerals. The palate is medium to full bodied, its acidity medium-high and its impression tight, linear and mineral. There is some good complexity here and this wine rewards current drinking. Rating:Continue reading “Les Héritiers Saint-Genys Mercurey Premier Cru Clos Marcilly 2015”
This is a more straightforward expression of Sonoma chardonnay. From the 2015 vintage, it has aromas of cashews and yoghurt. The palate is full bodied, loose knit and viscous. Sound drinking. Rating: Good. Website: https://www.simiwinery.com; wine-searcher.com. Reviewed: September 2020.
From Clyde Park and the Geelong region, this is a very good chardonnay. It has aromas of cedar, mineral, smoke and ripe melon. The palate is balanced, with a medium-full body and linear acidity. Medium length on the finish completes the picture. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Website: https://clydepark.com.au; wine-searcher.com. Source: Sample. Reviewed: JulyContinue reading “Clyde Park Chardonnay 2018”
From the Ferguson Valley in Western Australia, this chardonnay opens to a restrained aroma of almond meal, custard and cedar. The body is between medium and full and the acidity medium and fine boned. This is a textured chardonnay that is particularly harmonious and ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Read more: https://www.aylesburyestate.com.au; wine-searcher.com. Source:Continue reading “Aylesbury Estate Pater Series Chardonnay 2018”
This rosé from Terre à Terre is a blend of pinot noir (70%) and chardonnay (30%) and from the Piccadilly sub region of the Adelaide Hills (above 500m altitude). It’s a well constructed rosé. It opens to aromas of strawberry and smoke. The palate is dry, with an expression of light spices, a full bodyContinue reading “Terre à Terre Piccadilly Rosé 2019”