Friday, July 20, 2012
Heemskerk 2011 Chardonnay
Just a glance at the posh packaging suggests that this is a serious wine of style and substance. Made by the talented Anna Pooley from fruit grown in the Coal River Valley in Tasmania, this is a wine destined to make appearances of upmarket restaurant wine lists and in fine wine stores. Matured on lees in old and new French puncheons and barriques, it is nonetheless a chardonnay where the quality fruit shines. There’s a hint of oak on the nose but the palate is pristine and intense with tremendous length and drive. A complex wine, full of interest, that demands to be served with food. Superb. $50.