Henschke's Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Brookland Valley, Verse 1 Chardonnay (2009)

Margaret River, WA
13.5%, screwcap, non organic, $17

Light golden hues. The bouquet was dominated by oak, but vibrant fruit came through on the palate, with a hint of manderin which left a sour edge that wasn't completely pleasant. That sour edge had disappeared by the following evening and it seemed more balanced. It had a creamy texture, but no butteriness. 

Whilst I couldn't necessarily fault this wine in any way, it wasn't my preferred style. Personally, I like a stronger buttery/malolactic influence, which it appears is not in line with current trends. 91 

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