Friday, December 20, 2013

Felton Road Chardonnay

We know the Pinot Noir is top notch, but what about Felton Road's Chardonnay? Yesterday, I tried the 2011 Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay, their main Chardonnay. The wine is quite crisp and austere and in many ways reminded me of the Leeuwin I had a couple of days earlier. It is not as sharp, but quite an accomplished and balanced wine. Grapefruit and white peach are the main fruit characteristics for me. The wine is quite linear across the palate, although not as precise as the Leeuwin. It has a well balanced and acidic finish. It would be interesting to see how this wine develops over 3-4 years

Score: 91/++

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