2012 Marchand & Burch Porongurups Chardonnay

imageSterling Chardonnay from the Porongurups subregion of the Great Southern. Deserves to be served in a big burgundy bowl and given time to breathe.

Somewhat coy at first but eventually latent intensity and power come to the fore. Ginger spiced brown pears, white oats, pressed flowers, grapefruit/lemon, hazelnuts and yoghurt. Yes, a shopping list of flavours but I really did enjoy browsing the aisles while tasting this. Becomes irrepressible and quite extroverted as it sits in the glass yet possesses a seam of minerally precision with cleansing length. Superior savoury oak is well matched to the fruit. Texturally mellifluous and mealy. Enthralling.  95

Region: Great Southern
Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $73
Tasted: April 2014


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