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Monday, April 16, 2012

Plantagenet Omrah Unoaked Chardonnay 2010 - A Zesty Chardonnay Sets The Bar

Plantagenet Omrah Unoaked Chardonnay 2010 - A Zesty Chardonnay Sets The Bar

100% Chardonnay from the Great Southern region of Australia.

SRP of $15 and available for as low as $12. Sample received courtesy Old Bridge Cellars for review purposes.

From the bottle:
"One of Western Australia's leading family owned estates, Plantagenet Wines has been a producer of stylish wines that reflect our cool climate since 1974. The Omrah range offers Plantagenet quality at excellent value. Our oak free Chardonnay is a classy, pure expression of cool grown Chardonnay fruit, all citrus and pears on a supple, minerally palate.

13.5% Alcohol"
Lately I've really been impressed with the innovative and excellent spin Australia is putting on wine. If you look to Australia mainly for Shiraz, it's time to branch out a bit. Whether it is a Riesling, a Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, or even a Shiraz blend, Australia is producing lots of excellent and affordable wine with unique character from well known varietals. Today's Chardonnay is no exception.

The 2010 Plantagenet Omrah Unoaked Chardonnay begins with pleasant aromas of green apple, pear, lemon cream and a hint of tropical fruit. Tasting the wine shows crisp and rich flavors of citrus, guava and green apple with good intensity. There's also a really nice minerality adding contrast. It ends with some zesty and tangy tart apple on the nice medium length finish. This is my kind of chardonnay!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 7.8

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