Categorized | Adelaide Hills, chardonnay

Bondar Wines Chardonnay 2014

90 dozen bottles made, with, it says on the website, no additions. We’re seeing more of it. Or less of it. Good. Adelaide Hills seems to be a spot, much like the Yarra Valley, where they can pretty much grow anything, but again, I suspect Chardonnay is its best grape.

Preserved lemon, whiff of struck match, white nectarine and a little cedar spice oak. Light to medium bodied, nice and tight with a gentle almond glossiness, all the flint and chalkiness, with that preserved lemon flavour lending a touch of the exotic. Has a cool sort of cucumber rind flavour on the finish. Good delivery of flavour here, with some finesse. Reckon it needs another six months or so in bottle, but give it some air and a big glass, and you’re still in the game.

Tasted : May14
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2016 - 2020
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