Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Ascension “The Ascent” Reserve Chardonnay Matakana 2005

Very oaky to the nose with citrus also coming though, this wine has quite a pale colour for its age (a straw colour).

To taste, initial thought is Wow this is a BIG wine.  If you are into big oaky wines, this wine is made for you.  Grapefruit is the predominant flavour in-between the heavy french oak, sharpness that some acid brings, and an overall dry flavour.  It is an enjoyable big wine that some would say lacks a little in the fruit department, but I’m enjoying its simple citrus construct.

Drinking well now and I expect would keep for another year or two if you give it the chance.

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