Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2006 Rupert Rothschild Baroness Nadine Chardonnay 80+ Points

2006 Rupert & Rothschild Baroness Nadine Western Cape Chardonnay 80+ Points

Ripe citrus, green melon, hints of toasted barley, fat textured, oily, but some how lacking concentration, juicy lime delicacy and striking effect of previous vintages, otherwise good balance between fruit, oak and acid, the only disturbing factor are the dry straw character, reminiscent of stress fruit and sunburned character. Regarding the very good to excellent 2006 Chardonnay out there, this is above average. Now until 2011
11 July 2008