|Winery||Parker Coonawarra Estate|
|Winemaker||Phil Lehmann and James Lienert|
|Bling||None yet but we like it!|
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Tastes like a more expensive wine, a real bargain at this price
Parker Coonawarra Favourite Son Chardonnay 2015 – The description at the link is spot on. Tastes like a more expensive wine, a real bargain at this price, it lost in a toss-up for the wine of the week. Another label in the growing Hesketh stable, wine made by Phil Lehmann. 93 points. BUY.
Chardonnay has had a long and strange history in Australia. Cuttings were brought in by James Busby in 1832 and given its massive popularity these days you might imagine we’ve been slurping Chardy since then but the reality is that it wasn’t until the 1970s that Chardonnay was bottled as a single varietal and even then the labelling was as about as a transparent as a politician 6 months out from an election....
If there is one combination to look for when browsing for a good medium-bodied red, Coonawarra, terra rosa and Cabernet Sauvignon is always a winner. Far down the line from Adelaide (about 390km southeast, a grape's throw from the border of Victoria), the name is Aboriginal for "honeysuckle", yet reds from the region are more known for flavours of plum and blackcurrant....
Don't let the prawn on the barbie cliche spook you. This is as contempo as you care, but why would you? Just enjoy....
One of the world's great sharing meals, Paella. Plop the pan in the middle of the table and have at it....
Grilled fish is always fun with a good white. Why not dare yourself with this zesty dish and pair it with a great white? Pun very much intended......