Monday, 19 November 2012

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold Gisborne Chardonnay 2011 13%
Produced and bottled by Spade Oak
N: Golden peach, yellow and red apple laced with nutty, buttery and vanillin oak aromas. Hints of spiced oak and honey ensue.  

P: Creamy, peachy, oaky and dry. A Chardonnay for the fans of classically styled 'Old School' expression. I like the texture, medium+ weight and richness in flavor from the oak; balanced and well made with a strong vanillin and nutty finish. 
3.5 Stars
I often imagine what food would best suit a wine as I taste it and in this case pan-seared swordfish with a caper laced beurre-blanc sauce, new season asparagus with crumbled bacon and burnt toast scrapings - trust me on the burnt toast bit.

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