Sunday, January 27, 2013
Byrne Ballarat Chardonnay 2011
So, the wine. Pale yellow in the glass, the nose is a mix of vibrant grapefruit pith, licorice powder, toasty oak and subtle leesy goodness. The palate also follows the grapefruit line up front thanks to mouth watering acid in the way of its 12.5% alcohol, but then tails away with mealy almonds and soft fig notes with lingering briney minerality at the end. A cracking wine from a tough vintage. And another great label Alex.
Drink with green papaya salad
Drink till 2016
Screwcap 12.5% v/v $32 Seddon Wine Store