After 12 months barrel ageing this is a creamy and attractively opulent wine with
layers of pineapple, bran biscuit and sweet oak offering impressive power and length.
The wine will benefit from bottle ageing and we recommend to enjoy it between now and 2011.
Pork fillet with roasted pears, Crayfish Bisque, Manuka smoked salmon with warm lentil salad, pan-fried chicken breasts with sage
Ideal serving temperature: 15°C
Excellent spring weather resulted in almost perfect pollination. A warm summer brought along healthy canopy growth leading to the earliest harvest ever.
Hand-picked and hand-sorted on 26 March with 24.5 Brix
Gentle filtration in a single pass from cloudy to sterile
Bottled on 29 July 2009 under screw capsules with
Enjoyable now, this estate-grown wine was hand-harvested at over 24 brix and matured in seasoned French and American oak barrels. Pale yellow, it is sturdy (14.5% alc/vol) and smooth, with very good depth of fresh peach and grapefruit flavours, moderately complex and slightly buttery.Wine of the Week
Blackenbrook Chardonnay 2008 is creamy and buttery with a touch of pineapple and tropical guava and a savoury backbone. I wrote 'Good Chard!' and noted it was rather easy drinking.