42 Degrees South 2010 Chardonnay
Forty-two Degrees South is one of Tasmania’s Frogmore Creek Wines brands. Frogmore Creek is also known for its range of dessert rieslings which includes an iced riesling – artificially produced as Tasmania is not that cold.
This modern chardonnay is oozing with ripe grapefruit & stonefruit but I also found some nettley herbaceous & minerality sneeking through. There is enough ripe concentrated fruit to give a pleasing weight without the assistance of oak. It has an elegant mouthfeel kept fresh with a supple acid backbone length.
A good wine to start you on your journey back to Chardonnay if you have not been tempted to give modern Chardonnays a try.
Date: 23 February 2012 Price: $21.50 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 2 years