Devil's Lair Chardonnay Margaret River 2007
Wine Spectator Review Rated 92 Juicy and deftly balanced, this is focused on peach, pineapple and citrus flavors, persisting impressively on the long, vivid finish. Drink now through 2017. Wine Tasting Notes Pale straw with green hues. Bright and youthful. Aromas of pink grapefruit, pear, nectarine and wild flowers meld with subtle and complexing flinty undertones, with hints of cashew nut. There are lots of different elements, but all beautifully integrated. A very complex and harmonious bouquet. Citrus (pink grapefruit and lime), peach and pear flavors finish with persistent mineral acidity. The flavors start delicately in the mouth and build through to the finish. The palate is medium bodied and textural with restraint and finesse, but no shortage of flavor. The wine is powerful, yet controlled, with great focus and harmonyand beautifully seamless.
I know what to pick for our Thanksgiving dinner in the US this year. The nose of this wine had the aroma of roast turkey or chicken (white meat, cooling off), and not too much fruit. On the attack and in the mouth mild sweet-and-sour green plums and stone fruit, together with an odd but not unpleasant turkey or mild cheese flavor, plus a hint of citrus. Finish was short, not too much going on. Faint straw color. Wonder if anyone else will taste turkey; I wasn't eating any with the wine.
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