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Wine Tasting Note: Porter Mill Station Chardonnay, 2004, Swartland, South Africa.
Flying Corkscrew £6.99.
Disappointing. It is all very well being fresh, crisp, light and perfectly drinkable – but were is the excitement? Where is the edge to the ‘perfectly pleasant’ apple flavours that sets your tongue singing or the complexity of aroma that makes your nasal passages quiver in anticipation? What is more disappointing is that I wanted the Chenin Blanc for which I have heard excellent comments. Still this is unwooded with 12.5% alcohol and would be fine with fish and maybe the acidity would also cut through some richer creamy sauces.
Scribblings Rating – 84/100

1 Comment »

  1. Toby Peirce says:

    You’re right about the Chenin – at £5.49 it’s great value and the best chenin I have currently in the shop out of about six at that type of price (I have a small wine merchant called Quaff in Hove). In my opinion Chenin Blanc does a great job as a workhorse wine at around 4-6 quid; it keeps its acidity well so is always fresh and crisp, and also has good, full, mouthy tropical flavours to boot. Not always so great with oak, but it doesn’t stop them trying!

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