Monday, June 2, 2008
The Chardonnay Revolution
It is being said elsewhere, but that does not make it less true. We are seeing a revolution in Chardonnay style. In the last couple of days, I have been drinking the 2006 Shadowfax Chardonnay. It has lovely citrus and lime flavours, is quite flavoursome, but with a clean and lean finish. A great food companion and at a reasonable price. It does not have the minerality of a good Chablis, but is very agreeable. It has done well on the show circuit (normally a turn off for me, but more about that in a later post) and is widely available. Do you sometimes wonder how it is that a successful wine is abundantly available, whereas other years are hard to find? Anyway, I shouldn't complain about the availability of this lovely wine.