Saturday, January 26, 2008

Carlei Estate 2005 Chardonnay

Absolutely outstanding - one of the best chardonnays I've tasted recently. Biodynamics advocate Sergio Carlei is making superb wines and this barrel-fermented Yarra Valley beauty has great fruit, elegance and drinkability. $45.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Devil's Lair 2006 Chardonnay

A very classy Margaret River chardonnay with flavour, texture and complexity but also great drinkability. There are stone fruit and almonds on the nose, while the palate is delicate with grapefruit and cashew characters. Wonderfully balanced. $45.