Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bindi Quartz Chardonnay

Bindi Chardonnays get as close to the Burgundian role model as any Australian Chardonnay. The 2008 Bindi Quartz Chardonnay is no exception. This wine comes from a special block which delivers exceptional fruit.

The wine has rich flavours, lime, grapefruit, but also pineapple and underlying minerality. Wild yeasts and I believe malolactic fermentation deliver the creaminess so typical for Burgundy. The wine does not lose its freshness as a result, though. It has a long finish. And while it may not have quite the complete perfection of a Leeuwin Chardonnay in a strong year, this wine is a significant achievement.

Score: 95/++

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