Peel Estate Chenin Blanc 2010 Review

Posted: May 1, 2013 in Australia
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Peel Estate Chenin Blanc 2010

Vintage: 2010

Style: Off-dry, oaked white

Country: Australia

Region: Western Australia

 

Overview I will keep it brief this week, no waffling on or wine wanker angst. Chenin Blanc is a versatile grape that can be used to make a dry wine, an off-dry wine or a sparkling wine. This wine falls into the category of off-dry meaning that there’s a touch of residual sugar left in the wine. This touch of sweetness helps tame spicy food while the acid will keep it fresh and clean. Matured in oak, this wine has an added level of complexity which will aid in cellaring. Despite the higher alcohol level (14.5%) the wine is elegant and refined on the palate.

 

Tasting note: Flinty characters on the nose due to complex sulphides as well as aromas of straw and jasmine flowers. There’s a lot happening palate wise, green apple, custard apple, citrus and white flower nuances. A creamy mouth-feel with good acid balance and subtle oak.

 

Final Say: $25 a bottle and a great addition to spicy food. Caution: don’t touch yourself downstairs after handling the chillies, the wine does nothing in this case.

 

Score: 17.5 out of 20

For any questions or feedback feel free to email me on spittingoptional@gmail.com

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