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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Derwent Estate Chardonnay
The 2007 Derwent Estate Chardonnay is a light bodied wine (when was the last time I said that?) with beautiful fruit and texture. It tastes of white peach and melon, is crisp, but not overly so, with a velvety backbone and a well integrated finish.
This excellent lunch wine won a trophy at the recent Tasmanian show. While I pay no attention to red wine trophy winners, they tend to be more indicative of quality in white wine. This one is decently priced and highly recommended.
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I score each wine out of 100 points, similar to many other reviewers. This score reflects my perceived objective assessment of the quality of the wine, its purity of fruit, complexity, elegance, structure, length of expression etc. The second score is an amendment, depending on how I personally like the wine: up to three + for a wine I like very much, and three - for a wine I don't like. The +/- score may correlate with the numeric score, but not necessarily so.