Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dalwhinnie Moonambel Pyrenees Chardonnay 2005

Just to let you know from the get go, I have always been a massive fan of Dalwhinnie, and this one is no exception. The Dalwhinnie Pyrenees Chardonnay 2005 is certainly a wine that is made in a style that Dalwhinnie have displayed for a long time; a seamless balance of oak, fruit and minerality.

This is not the current vintage for Chardonnay, but you would not guess it. If you had this at a blind tasting there is no way you would call this a 2005. It has so much youth about it up front, but as I said, the oak brings about a wonderful balance that that delivers layers of complexity. In the glass this wine has a yellowish straw appearance about it with citrus fruits like grapefruit smacking you in the olfactory. Quick acid up front with a prickly lick of minerality drive the wine with huge length that gives you fresh pear and liquorice powder right at the end. As I said before, this wine has incredibly balanced and integrated oak. Great stuff I say!

Wonderful balance, super length and fantastic complexity.

Drink till 2012
Drink with smoked eel and chicken pie
ProCork 13.5% $41

1 comment:

  1. Definitely going to put this one on the list of those to try.