Forest Hill Vineyard, Block 8, Mount Barker, Great Southern, 2010

Block 8

Score

86
  • Grape Variety: Chardonnay
  • Drink: 2013 - 2015

Manufacturer:

Forest Hill Vineyard

Andrew Jefford

Tasting: Western Australia Chardonnay

Pale gold. Back to those scents of jonquil and hyacinth that you find in many Australian Chardonnays, though I have never been able to find a precise cause. (It doesn’t seem to be yeast.) Intense, with prominent acidity and suble oaking. Lean but compelling.

Roger Jones

Tasting: Western Australia Chardonnay

Big savoury nose, hoping this would have eased off after 3 years, full of savoury spice, intense acidity breaks through the textures of this wine, lots of toasty flavours, not sure – everything bouncing around.

Alessandro Marchesan

Tasting: Western Australia Chardonnay

Complex toasty, yeasty nose with elegant ripe red citrus fruit character. Rich and generous with ripe fruit and spikey acidity. Long blood orange like aftertaste and very well integrated oak.

Details

Wine name: Block 8
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 14%
Wine colour: White
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £22.00
Wine style: White, medium-bodied
Country: Australia
Region: Great Southern
Subregion: Mount Barker