A mid-grade Aussie Chard

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Brand NameFriday Monkey
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Wine NameChardonnay
Vintage (Year)2008
AVASouth Eastern Australia
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay
Wine GroupsLow cost party staples
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating7 (on a scale of 1-10)

Chardonnay is one of my favorite grapes and at the same time, one that I don't want to get locked into. Sometimes, I come across an exceptional one, sometimes one that is bad, and other times one that is just bad for me. I hate the heavy oak and the butter expressed in some styles of Chardonnay.

I consider this wine middle of the road. It is a competent Chardonnay without to much oak or butter, but it doesn't rate up against my favorites. But then again, this wine is at least $5 a bottle less than those too. That's why I consider it mid-grade, but better than average for its price.

Summarily, I think that this wine is pretty much part of a label that will replace a lot of other staples for pubs and restaurants, and does so quite admirably. Let's see if it gives YellowTail a run for the money.


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