You know a winery is serious about producing quality, ultra-premium (buzz word) Chardonnay when they go to the trouble to find the precise location to grow the grapes to make that ‘distinquished’ wine. Petulama is that type of winery.
There are chardonnays that are truely flying the flag and bringing Chardonnay back (if it’s not already). This is one of them. Admittedly, I’ve always been a fan.
Yesterday, for some unknown reason, I wanted a Chardonnay when I got home and my wife just happened to put a bottle of this in the fridge. Crikey has she got good taste (and I’m talking about her taste in wine of course).
As young as this is, it just screamed to be let free. Seriously, when I poured it, it was so restrained it seemed to let out a huge sigh of relief and you could tell with the aromatics. A bit riesling-esque on the nose complimented with a touch of toastiness. It was the same on the palate to a certain extent. Citrus (lemons/limes) was obvious but more so some peachiness. It was lovely and rich and creamy and long and lush and delicious and succulent and…
This wine has heaps to offer into the future, let me tell you.
Region: Picadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills Price: $40 Source: Online purchase