Chardonnay, Freycinet Vineyard, Tasmania, 2012, 13% abv

Straight from the wettest climate in Australia, the Tasmanian down under, this marvelous example of an elegantly finished Chardonnay came to us via Jodie whose mum packed it in her suitcase on a recent trip to BC.frecycinet

Tasmania boasts the longest summers and daylight hours of the Australian wine country and yet it’s also the wettest growing region.  The Freycinet Vineyards are located on the east coast half way between southern Hobart and northern George Town.

This wine was a stunner from the moment it hit our glasses – seamless with a great nose of subtle oak with Meyer lemon and strong minerality, it has a fresh and full character.  Light toffee, lemon and orange oil complement a creamy, almost yoghurt-like texture with light white pepper and soft melon.

A great example of a Tasmanian Chardonnay – full, flavourful yet not over the top in the least.  WSET Very Good.

 

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