Thursday, July 26, 2012
*Auntsfield Chardonnay 2008
It may be that this Newzealand white, an unoaked Chardonnay grown in the oldest vineyard in the Marlborough Valley, is past its prime. It doesn't exhibit any of the flinty character one would expect, never mind the grassyness. What you get instead is a semi sweet wine, with peach and nougat flavors predominating. In its present state it makes a great desert wine and, at $8.99, its certainly cheap.