By | December 3, 2006

The Ashes look like they’re back on track, so I raided the fridge for an Australian wine. Yering name some of their wines after the frogs that croak loudly in the vineyards, rather like the Aussie fans.

Yering Frog Chardonnay 2004 comes with a screw cap and a hatful of awards. It smells of citrus and figs and peach stones under big wallops of spicy oak. It’s dry with good acidity.

It tastes of grapefruit and peach and ginger as well as the spicy oak. At 12.5% alcohol it’s lighter than I’d expect from such a big Australian Chardonnay.

It goes great with food, and at £7 it’s good value. At £5.99 it’s great value at Majestic.