There’s a zippy citrus note on the nose, though the underlying aroma is of cracker, or flour; the citrusy streak resurfaces on the palate and carries through to the finish. A little creaminess rounds out the nose. Quite a value for Barossa Chardonnay.
Smells very nice. The wine deals vanilla bean, nutmeg, musk and floral notes. This isn’t a Chardonnay for the tropically inclined. There’s fruit here, but it’s taut (think unripe pear, sour apple, peach pit, that sort of thing). Sparse on the fluff overall. Imported by Pacific Wine Partners.
Aromas and flavors of pear and lemon. Neither fat nor flamboyant, it has appeal because of its poise and restraint—adjectives formerly not often associated with Australian Chardonnay. A fine choice for light foods or just to sip on its own.
From a winery that makes some top-flight Shiraz, I can only surmise that this entry-level bottling got its share of the picked-over grapes. It smells nice, of mixed, stewed plums, and starts off on the palate with dark fruit and tealike tannins. The mouthfeel needs some stuffing, though, and the finish is short.
Aromas are a curious mix of hickory smoke, flowers and pickle barrel. This Shiraz's mouthfeel is soft and dry, with flavors of red plum, earth and oak. A good wine, at a good price.
The winery’s entry-level Chard offers citrus and an oak/vanilla/malt note on the nose. On the medium-weight palate are flavors of pear, lemon and melon. Tart and a little dilute on the finish.