Friday, April 10, 2009

Tarrawarra Tin Cows Chardonnay

Tarrawarra burst on the scene some 20 years ago, I think, with a pair of beautiful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Later on, it became almost better known for its stunning Art Gallery, one of the best in the country, not just amongst wineries. Then it introduced the second label, Tin Cows. The much lower volume reserve wine is rarely seen, these days, at least in New South Wales.

This 2006 Tin Cows Chardonnay tastes of stone fruit, but is somewhat diluted, probably because of high yielding grapes. It has a  metallic flavour, but is otherwise well made. Overall, very much a second label.

Interesting how some wineries start out so well and then fade: Mountadam and Salitage are others which come to mind.

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