I feel sorry for Chardonnay. It copped some flak a few years ago for being too oaky and buttery. When some of these types of Chardonnays developed over time they became flabby and horrible (for want of a better word). Thankfully things changed for the better. Regardless, I’ve always like Chardonnay.
Balance was the first word that came to mind when both my wife and I tasted this wine. It was so ‘even’ in smell, taste and drinkability. We both thought it seemed such a kind, considerate wine. Generous with its flavour, subtle with its power, attention to detail and stays long enough to be interesting without losing its appeal. I could easily drink quite a bit of this wine any time of the year.
I could say quite a bit more about this wine but it’s not the type that wants to be the centre of attention. It’s more a wine that wants to be a part of the attention. If you know the De Bortoli portfolio, you’ll know exactly what this means.
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria Price: ? Source: Wine Show Purchase