La Frenz Winery 2008 Chardonnay - 88pts
Availability: Sold-out at the winery. Private wine shops.
Date Tasted: August 16th, 2010
Tasting Notes: Strong minerality hits you first when pproducer La Frenz Winery, followed by grilled lemon, white peach, light oak and orchard fruit aromas.
The supremely balanced palate offers a welcomed continuity of components with flavours of orchard fruit, minerality, butter cream, melons, and toasted oak. A touch of tart citrus brightens the ever-so-smooth mouth feel.
This Chardonnay is produced to be drinkable immediately upon release, however, the quality of the fruit and application provides aging possibilities one wouldn't normally get for this price-point. The 2008 is still tasting youthful. Drink now or leave it in your cellar for further development. 2009-2015.
- Liam Carrier