Soft, with plummy flavors, this is a wine for those who like heft (14.5% alcohol), but also enough fruit and stuffing to give balance. Big and slightly brutish, it gives some serious bang for the buck.
It isn’t the most complex wine in the world, but this Deakin Estate is a sure crowd-pleaser. Its mouthfeel is smooth, almost bright; the wine is creamy until the very end, when toast and licorice flavors coat the back palate. Cherry, dark berry and vanilla flavors prevail in the mouth.
At this score and this price, it's a shame there isn't more of this bargain to go around (only 850 cases were imported). This epitomizes the good aspects of inexpensive Australian Chardonnay, offering pear, pineapple and melon aromas, tropical fruit flavors and just a hint of oak, then finishing clean and citrusy. Drink now.
What a bargain-priced Sauvignon. Its backbone is pure lemon—pith, peel, the whole fruit. It’s pretty straightforward, but it has dryness and crispness on its side, all wrapped in a dusty envelope. Imported by Freixenet USA.
A good quaffing wine, this Chardonnay is showing yellow fruit aromas, accented by white pepper and a little vanilla. The palate has citrus flavors and a smooth, if a little bulky, body. Imported by Freixenet USA.