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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Co-op Irresistible Australian Chardonnay

An elegant, well-made and good value Aussie Chardie from The Co-op

Western Australia was the first part of the country - or, rather, continent - that I loved. Five hours' flying time from what we think of when we think of Australia, Western Australia is the New New World whose wines feel like the Old World.

This Co-op Chardie shows what Western Australia does best; elegant, food-friendly, European style wines with balance and restraint. It is a lovely wine and very well priced.

Co-op Irresistible Australian Chardonnay (£7, The Co-op) ripe orchard and melon fruit, sweet spices and leesy salinity with just a touch of toastiness; full, supple and harmonious with good underpinnings. Very adept and very well-made from excellent fruit.

Drinks nicely straight from the screw-cap bottle, improves with a little aeration and has the potential to age.

Good and Good Value.

A versatile wine, match with starters, picnics, fish dishes or roast white meats.

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