Summer may have left us 47 days ago but, even down here in Tassie, we have been experiencing some (not all) beautiful warm and sunny days. It’s almost like Autumn wasn’t ready to step in and asked Summer to hang around for a little longer. I’m not complaining that’s for sure and, I have to say, my garden isn’t complaining either. This has made it perfect to continue to sit on the deck, relax and enjoy white wines on these glorious Autumn days. The delivery of these two exquisite Patina Chardonnays could not have been better timed. Both enjoyed in the freshness of the Tassie air, overlooking the Derwent River with the city of Hobart and Kunanyi/Mt Wellington providing a beautiful backdrop. How lucky am I?
2019 Patina Chardonnay
A delightful nose! Truly delightful. Citrusy, peachy and just a hint of honey (like it’s been dissolved in warm water, if you know what I mean). Quite the palate really. An abundance of flavour. Mainly stone fruits (peaches, nectarines and a little apricot influence maybe?) and some citrus character in there too. It’s lovely and creamy (thank you lees contact), it’s textural and has really good length with just a fine touch of acidity at the end. This is a beauty. Everything has bonded and in balance. Oh yeah!
2018 Patina Reserve Chardonnay
The nose on this Reserve wine was not as forthcoming early on as the previous wine. But! Patience and air time paid off. Citrusy, stonefruity and lively aromas presented. The palate, rich and flavoursome. Peaches and cream, cashew and macadamia nuttiness, along with beautiful acidity, adding to the perfect balance this wine displays and the terrific length. And, I must say, I don’t think there was a part of my mouth that didn’t get to experience this wine. This is indeed a wonderful, wonderful wine!
Region: Orange, NSW Source: Sample thanks to Patina Wines and Define Wine