Thursday 14 July 2011

Tempting Marquise was Bonded By Blood

Another white, just to mix things up a bit!

This one comes from Mount Gambier – not an area particularly known for its wine production (though in such close proximity to the whole Limestone Coast region, it could be one to watch!). The Marquise 2010 Chardonnay.

I’m matching this wine to Exodus “Bonded By Blood”. The wine, like the song, is nice and tight but still has melody. There’s a lot going on.

It took me awhile to get to like Exodus... they just seemed a little bit light and chirpy for me at the time! (Eventually came ‘round! Even snuck “Bonded By Blood” into our wedding vows! Hehehe \m/ Seriously!)

Similarly, it took me a few glasses to get my head around this wine. It’s not heavy like Chardy can be. I found the flavour to consist mainly of unripe white nectarines, nice natural acid, little bit of lemon zest leaving it crisp and refreshing. It was a little bit oaky and a little bit smoky.

These guys (Koonara) also do a Pinot Gris called “The Lady of the Lake”, which is much more to my taste and worth hunting down.


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