Molly Morgan Chardonnay 2009 (Hunter Valley, NSW)
13.5%, Screwcap, $20
Largely unoaked, this is intentionally crafted in an ‘approachable style’ which translates into something light and easy going – in theory at least. In reality it’s just a bit cheap tasting (and the odd one out in the Molly Morgan range).
It looks light too, with an almost colourless/green straw tint. I was a little surprised to see a whiff of hessian oak blended into the grapefruit and peach too, for it doesn’t really help the freshness of what is pitched as a fresh unoaked style. Palate too is built light but short, with the fruit initially quite green, but carrying a pineapple and straw broadness that I’m no fan of. Finish fans out and falls away.
Not quite. 15/83
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