|Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
"Are You Game?" Fowles Wines Chardonnay is a nice expression of a value-priced cool climate Chardonnay from Australia. Yes, cool climate and Australia.
Perched high on the Strathbogie Ranges in Victoria (the most southern and coolest state of mainland Australia), the vineyards benefit from a long moderate growing season with cool nights which allows the fruit to slowly ripen meanwhile maintaing that food-friendly refreshing acidity.
The nose displays an array of tropical fruits, pineapple, a touch of buttered popcorn, all backed-up by a crisp flinty minerality. The palate is a repeat of the aromas with refreshing acidity that would pair well with BBQ prawns on a patio or roasted partridge with caramelized butternut squash in the Fall (during 'bird season').
Tasted April 8, 2014. 88 points. Matt Steeves - @Quercusvino