Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay

By | December 26, 2006

The Ashes are over, with just a couple of encores for Shane Warne to run through, but the advertising has really got to me. I had a Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay 2006 from South Australia last week.

It’s sensibly screw-capped and a bright, summery yellow colour and strong legs.

It smells warm and oaky with spice and vanilla covering a mix of sweet tropical fruits, with over-ripe melons and creamy caramel.

It’s just dry with enough acidity to carry the fruit. It has plenty of tropical fruit and a rich creaminess with a hint of honey. There’s a lot going on and at around 13.5% alcohol there’s plenty of warmth too.

This Wolf Blass Chardonnay isn’t subtle or refined, it’s big and bold, and proud of it.