Thursday, January 25, 2018

Eden Road Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Chardonnay was the big winner in my recent poll, but not everybody likes Chardonnay. In fact, some people won't touch it. There are mainly two reasons for it. If you do not know the wine, it may be difficult to predict what you are going to get. For example, in Australia, the fruit expression can go from citrus to stone fruit to tropical fruit characteristics. Oak treatment can also vary dramatically. Which brings me to the second reason. Chardonnay is often manipulated in the winery, because in and of itself the grapes may not have a lot of character. And this takes us to today's wine, the 2013 Eden Road Tumbarumba Chardonnay.

This is Eden Road's premium Chardonnay. The wine has a very clean colour. There is not much happening on the nose, and this continues on the palate. There simply is not much fruit flavour. There is not much minerality either. This is quite a steely wine, well made, and the emphasis is on the balanced texture. But is this enough?

Score: 91/0

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