Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay from Australia is a muscle car of a wine; there's lots of everything here - except elegance. But I rather like it.
More ripe fruit on the palate, with toasty oak, sweet vanilla and some leesiness. So far, so textbook; more interesting is the lime zest and green apple flavours with a touch of white peach sharpness to the acidity that gives a more cool-climate edge.
Good length with a pleasant, balanced finish.
Perhaps a better analogy is the Austrian sportsman, actor and now politician Arnold Schwarzenegger - pumped up and likeably populist for sure, but not without a degree of ambition, intelligence or sophistication.
£15.99 from Eagle Wines, Le Canon Wines, Partridges of Sloane Street, North & South Wines, Field & Fawcett; provided for review.
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