Thorn-Clarke Chardonnay Eden Valley Terra Barossa 2009
The color is greenish-gold. Aromas of pineapples and pears with a touch of yeast from the lees. The alcohol ebbs and flows within a very pleasant range on the tongue. Think of warm homemade applesauce with a dollop of apple butter and a touch of cinnamon spice sprinkled on top. It has a firm weight in the mouth without being heavy. The long finish is punctuated by wisps of oak and wild raspberries.Add winemaker's notes
External Reviews for Thorn-Clarke Chardonnay Eden Valley Terra Barossa
The color is greenish-gold. Aromas of pineapples and pears with a touch of yeast from the lees. The alcohol ebbs and flows within a very pleasant range on the tongue. Think of warm homemade applesauce with a dollop of apple butter and a touch of cinnamon spice sprinkled on top. It has a firm weight in the mouth without being heavy. The long finish is punctuated by wisps of oak and wild raspberries.
The crisp, natural acids in this wine have been preserved, allowing for a lively, vibrant Chardonnay that may appeal to Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio drinkers. Incredible depth of flavors, incorporating melon, orchard pear, Granny Smith apple and lemon fruits. Bright and focused, perfect for summertime sipping or pairing with grilled oyster or baked halibut.
Australian Chardonnays are perfect for those seeking a break from the heavy, oaky style of California, and Thorn-Clarke is a producer of awesome wines that are among the best values in the store. What else can I say? The Terra Barossa Chardonnay opens with a bright nose and presents hints of all the usual delicious Chardonnay staples: apple, melon and a touch of fresh hay.
Light, bright yellow. Fresh pear and melon aromas are complicated by smoky lees and dried flowers. Pliant orchard fruit flavors coat the palate and are firmed by juicy acidity on the back. Clings nicely on the finish, with the floral quality repeating.
This sneaks up on you. A pretty, open-textured wine at first, but the pear, melon and spice flavors just keep sailing on, getting deeper and longer. It has elegance and restraint, but wonrsquo;t shortchange on flavor. Drink now through 2012.
Members of the Thorn-Clarke family have been in the business of growing grapes dating back to the 1870s. They strongly believe in producing wines of ldquo;great complexity, elegance and balance.rdquo; The Eden Valley Chardonnay is a prime example of their finesse in making wine. Aromas of peach and mango are enticing from the start, and show through on the palate as well. There is a touch of toasty oak, but the ripe fruitiness shines through. It has depth and body, with a finish that is long and creamy. Fabulous wine at a bargain price!
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