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Scarborough Hunter Valley Chardonnay 2012


Recommendation: This is an Australian Chardonnay I would buy again and again.

Winery/Producer: Scarbough Wine Company; Pokolbin, Australia.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Hunter Valley; New South Wales, Australia.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $26.90 (AUS) about $22 (US) plus a $20 corking fee

Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.

Paired With: French onion soup. Scallops with artichoke puree and tomato confit.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear light golden color. Ripe melon aromas with hints of oak and damp earth. Slightly creamy, fresh, ripe pear, apricots and vanilla taste that finishes with a wonderful crisp tartness and lots of mineral. A smooth Chardonnay that should satisfy everyone…it has a little vanilla creaminess, delicious taste and a great crispness in the finish…right in between “New World” and “Old World” Chardonnay. VERY nice drinking alone and with the scallops it was outstanding. And, I LOVE the limestone mineral in the finish. This is an Australian Chardonnay I would buy again and again.

    We did purchase a second bottle when we returned to Sydney and with chicken it was DELICIOUS…I wish we had bought a case!!!

    She said: Light yellow with a greenish tint. Clear and fresh looking this wine had widely spaced legs and a well developed fruity aroma with hints of oak. The first taste echoed the oak and fruit of the bouquet; subsequent tastes brought in more mineral and a light creaminess. The finish was long with the mineral coming forth. This is one of those wines that should be sipped and swallowed slowly so you can enjoy a series of flavor unfoldments. Fabulous with the scallops and very good with the soup.

    Comments: We didn’t chill the bottle after it was opened and the tastes became rich and mouth-filing with each pour….this wine only needs slight chilling.

Alcohol: 13.0%

Bar code: 9 321174 000018

Imported by: NA