Annie’s Lane Chardonnay 2013 Claire Valley

Annie’s Lane wines had been recommended by my friend as not expensive basic Australian wines, great for everyday’ dinners or as a refreshing summer beverage. I find Annie’s Lane Chardonnay 2013 a bit too heavy to call it refreshing summer white, but it definitely is a easy to drink wine that goes well with food.

Golden coloured wine with viscous consistency and thick legs. The aroma is beautiful – peach, pineapple, apricot, lychee and a note of lemon grass. It smells of ripe fruits, the aroma is a slightly sweet (sweetness of apricot) and at the same time it has amazing bitter note of lemon peel.

In the mouth the wine is dry, rich, quite oily with heady alcohol and citric acidity. Because of the alcohol strength I find it unbalanced. Annie’s Lane Chardonnay 2013 tastes of lemon, lime, quince and white peach. Finish is medium with lemon peel and some spices.

Annie’s Lane Chardonnay smells very nice but the alcohol is a bit too hot – it will taste better with food.

 

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Annie’s Lane Chardonnay 2013 – wine review:

Wine – Annie’s Lane Chardonnay
Country – Australia
Region – South Australia
Appellation – Clare Valley
Vintage – 2013
Grape varieties – chardonnay
Producer – Annie’s Lane at Quelltaler
Winemaker – Alex MacKenzie
Vineyards – Clare Valley
Style and type – still; dry, white
Alcohol – 13%
Barrel ageing – partial barrel fermentation
Serving temperature – 12-14°C
Cellaring – drink young
Price range – 19$
Others – lees contact
Tasting date – Feb 15, Australia

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