Terre à Terre Piccadilly Rosé 2019

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 body... Continue Reading →

Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis 2018

This is an excellent AOP Chablis from Christian Moreau and the 2018 vintage, frankly resembling a premier cru in terms of quality.  It has pleasingly typical Chablis aromas of stones and a yoghurty, lees character.  The palate is dry, with attractive stone and flint notes, medium length and linear, high acidity.  I would ordinarily suggest... Continue Reading →

Liv Zak Chardonnay 2019

Liv Zak’s Yarra Valley chardonnay from the 2019 vintage is quite different in style to the wine just reviewed.  It has a subtle, creamy lemon aroma.  The palate is full bodied, the acidity high and the length medium.  This is a subtle and sound wine.  The alcohol is listed as a precise (overly?) 13.35%.  Ready... Continue Reading →

Curly Flat Chardonnay 2018

Curly Flat are a benchmark cool climate southern VIctorian producer.  Their 2018 chardonnay has aromas of stone fruit, ripe nectarine and restrained cedar.  The palate is full bodied, the acidity high and the length pleasingly long.  An excellent Chardonnay that is ready to drink now. Rating: Very Good.  Abv: NA.  Price: $45.  Website: https://curlyflat.com.  Source:... Continue Reading →

Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2018

From benchmark New Zealand producer Kumeu River, this chardonnay proved a little too sculptured for me, with the hand of the winemaker evident.  It opens to aromas of flint and smoke.  The palate has high acidity, the body is full and the wine finishes on acidity rather than fruit.  It proved somewhat hard work.  Rating:... Continue Reading →

Curly Flat Chardonnay 2017

Curly Flat produce a benchmark chardonnay style in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria. This wine opens to a lovely aroma of white nectarines. The acidity on the palate is towards high, but fine boned and attractive. Oak is well integrated and the length is long on the finish. Rating: Very Good. Abv: 13%. Price: $46.... Continue Reading →

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