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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Alkoomi Frankland River Chardonnay 2011

Having reviewed a variety of Alkoomi wines across different wines, varieties and vintages, I've got to say they consistently hit the mark at their respective price points. This Chardonnay is no exception.

Opens with the flinty, smokey character redolent of barrel fermentation; supplement this with the suggestion and grapefruit aromatics and you have a wine representative of region and the winemaker's hand.

The palate shows the creamy feel ahead of a flinty note, suggestive of battonage; grapefruit acidity backs this up. Acidity is toned a little through the techniques employed and also as a consequence of a warmer year. The finish is moderate, but there's plenty of interest here. 89

Tasted on: Sunday 6th October, a Flower Day 
Source: Sample
Price: $21.50
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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[This post was edited at 07:37 on 13/10/2013 to correct the price to $21.50 from the previously stated $24]


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