And we just love these new leaner wines at Bullion Cellars.
But sometimes you want a little old school.Gone are the big, buttery, oaky styles of yester-year.
For those of a certain generation these were the types of wines drunk by Allan Bond at Level 41
Lots of shiny suits, big hair and big shoulder pads.
Indulgent, decadent and luscious.Thankfully, just like Allan Bond, these types of wines disappeared, as most people turned to fresher styles; think Sauvignon BlancWell Chardonnay is now on the comeback with lovely cool climate elegance and sophistication. The wines are fresh, vibrant and utterly delicious.
Relying less on oak and more on fruit flavour.BUT, every now and then, you want a little slap to the face and to drink something with good old fashioned flavour.
Now, don’t worry, this is not like Allan Bond, it is more like Jamie Packer
Big yes, but not as big as his father.
It is a Yarra Valley Chardonnay made exclusively for Cork Cutters, selling only to restaurants and retailers like us.
(Yarra Valley along with Tasmania and Margaret River are the main regions for Chardonnay at the moment.)
It has lovely stone fruits and then this big lick of oak. But it is balanced and just a joy to drink.
You don’t want to drink this wine too cold, otherwise the flavour and oak will be lost on the palate.
Great leading into the cooler months
I will be enjoying this wine over the next few weeks/ months, but don’t ask me to listen to Mariah Carrey.
Jamie – what happened!
Matt – The Bullionaire