Mcguigan Shortlist Chardonnay 2009 (Adelaide Hills, SA)
13%, Screwcap, $28
From the Shortlist range of regional wines which are generally quite solid drinks. This comes from the Schubert Vineyard and was wild yeast fermented before spending 8 months in new French Hogsheads.
Oh and what do you think of these Shortlist labels?
It looks surprisingly oaky considering it only spent 8 months in oak, reflecting perhaps a barrel choice that gives more overt oak flavours. Beyond the oak it’s mealy, clean and well proportioned, a thoroughly modern Chardonnay with a medium weight, slightly pineappley palate and softish acidity. Solid Chardonnay if nothing more, that oak pokes through on the finish but can’t derail most of the good work behind it. Good. 17/90