I have now tried a couple of Co-op wines – a red and now this white Chardonnay. They are blessed with the common denominator of great quality for the price. I could have my wine-tasting head turned away from my traditional wine merchant and towards this supermarket!
Made by widely respected wine makers Larry Cherubino and Rob Merrick, this Co-op Irresistible Australian Chardonnay 2017 is worth a try. The weather is getting warmer and the prospect of a few meals in a sun-drenched garden is very appealing. We crave salads, light fish dishes and this could be the perfect wine for those soirées.
A hint of acid from citrus and minerals
This Chardonnay is pale but its has bags of flavour. It is deftly and delicately oaked from staves thus avoiding the over-oaky wines for which Australia has sometimes been criticised. It has elderflower on the nose, but on the palate it’s straight in with apples and pears and a hint of acid from citrus and minerals. A well-balanced wine for summer quaffing.
This Co-op Irresistible Australian Chardonnay 2017 has an ABV of 12% and weighs in at a very respectable £6.99. Don’t be put off by that moderate price: this bottle punches above its weight, and it’s vegetarian, too!
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