Thursday, December 30, 2010

Foley Chardonnay 2008 "Steel"

The more from Foley I try the more from Foley I like. This is a wonderful example of a Chardonnay that was stainless steel fermented (no oak, no "toastiness") and malolactic fermentation (no roundness and no buttery notes). Here we have a pure expression of Chardonnay. On the nose I get notes of citrus (mainly lime but a touch of lemon curd as well), some wet slate and just a touch of Riesling-like petrol. The wine is lean, lively acid and lemon/lime in the mouth with a slightly zesty, med/(+) length finish. Simply lovely, should hold well over the next couple of years.

Number of wines reviewed in 2010: 139

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