Longview Blue Cow Chardonnay 2010 (Adelaide Hills, SA)
13.5%, Screwcap, $18
The winery description for this wine is as a ‘classic Chablis style Chardonnay’ which I quite like. It’s not Chablis, true, but the model is a good one. Like basis Chablis too the score is lowish, the drinkability high.
Pine/lime splice. That’s the main character on the nose and it’s quite appealing. It works here because it’s not too overt. Light. Very little oak (20% of the blend saw wood) and looks juicier because of it. Simple but not dull with a quite pure expression of light Chardonnay fruit. Drinkable ++. 16.5/88