jamie goode's wine blog

Friday, September 08, 2006

Latest report from the Chardonnay trail comes from New Zealand. Waiheke Island, to be precise, near Auckland. Like the label design, by the way.

Cable Bay Chardonnay 2004 Waiheke Island, New ZealandHmmm, this is a new world style wine, but it's quite fresh and bright, with high acidity. Taut and a bit minerally with flavours of white peach, citrus and a touch of vanilla. Almost structured, with a bit of phenolic bite on the palate. Hasn't really developed much interest yet, and while it's a nice enough drink it doesn't quite work for me. Very good+ 88/100 (was 14.99 from Unwins, before they went bust; screwcapped, tin liner)


At 5:45 PM, Blogger Salil said...

If you're going for NZ Chardonnay, might I suggest obtaining the Church Road Hawke's Bay Chardonnay? One of the best I've tasted from the region.

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Haven't seen this around for a while - but I remember it used to be pretty fine.


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