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2008 Shoofly Chardonnay "Chook Raffle"

Shoofly 2008 Chook Raffle

Winery: Shoofly

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chook Raffle"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 98% Chardonnay, 1% Riesling & 1% Verdelho

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Adelaide Hills

State or country: Australia

Price: $14

Cases produced: 2,500

KWG Score: 89.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: June 27, 2010

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chard from down under opens with a mild green apple bouquet with a hint of almond and wet stone. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and slightly creamy. The flavor profile is a mineral infused slightly tart green apple with a hint of Anjou pear. The finish is dry and slightly tingly. I thought this chard would pair well with chicken, penne, and broccoli in a white cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The famous Aussie "Chook Raffle" is the weekly fundraising raffle where for a buck, you might win a frozen chook (chicken) or just about anything the organizer can scrounge up! Shoofly's Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is crafted with a touch more care, using carefully ripened fruit with just a touch of oak and a dash of Riesling and Verdelho to give bright, juicy flavors reminiscent of grapefruit and melon. On the nose, this zippy Chardonnay offers aromas of tropical fruit, peaches and melon while on the palate; grapefruit and lemon zest are complemented by zingy acidity. This youthful wine is drinking great now and will develop more complexity over the next 3 years.

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