|Scarborough Blue Label Chardonnay 2010|
Scarborough Blue Label Chardonnay 2010 (Hunter Valley, NSW)
13%, Screwcap, $20
Fermented in older oak and designed for those people who turn up to cellar door and say ‘I don’t like Chardonnay. It’s too woody.’ Has always been an easy wine too like for that matter, if not especially serious. 2010 wasn’t the best vintage for Hunter whites but this looks pretty solid.
It’s an open and peachy wine, with nectarine, a vague suggestion of vanilla paste oak and more just-ripe white peach. With a nice vitality and citrus line through the quite generous palate, it may be straightforward but is still a genuinely vital Hunter Chardonnay, made for consumption.