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Sunday, March 15, 2009

2006 Katnook "Founders block" Chardonnay

I'm a big fan of Chardonnay from Australia and this wine has all the complexity and depth that I look for when searching for a solid bottle. On the nose I get gorgeous baked apple notes, creme brulee, buttered toast, hints of caramel, and a touch of ripe pear. On the palate this wine continues to show it's richness and creamy style with flavors of baked apple-spice pie, buttered toast, lemon curd, and hints of nutmeg. The color of the wine is quite light for how dense and rich it shows on the palate and from what I gathered in the tasting notes, only a portion of the wine was aged in American oak barrels and aged on the lees. The only thing that this wine lacks to make it a star is a bit of acid, but it's an elegant style and for around twenty bucks it's a steal. 90 points

 
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