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Burra Brook 2009 Chardonnay

CHARDONNAY BURRA BROOK 2009 AUSTRALIA SCREW CAP 13.5% MIXED CASE £45 Chris Murphy’s favourites Marks & Spencer Chris Murphy
Posted 28th September 2010        
     

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CHARDONNAY
BURRA BROOK 2009
AUSTRALIA
SCREW CAP
13.5%
MIXED CASE £45
Chris Murphy’s favourites
Marks & Spencer

Chris Murphy has been sourcing wine for M&S for well over 20 years. In the mixed case there was a selection of Chris’s all-time favourite wines from around the world.

On opening the bottle there was no immediate aroma.

The label is simple and minimalist and I thought the wiggly line running across it indicated the Brook in the name.

I had this wine served well chilled with a starter of mackerel and salad and it went down very well. It is not as oaky as I had expected and what I have been used to. This is a refreshing subtle yet crisp white wine with a pale straw colour which could also be enjoyed by drinking it without accompanying food.

The taste to me was of what I imagined to be ripe pineapples and slightly biscuity but my friend thought it to be more of a tangy zesty adventure with well balanced aromatic flavours. We agreed to disagree, however we both loved this wine.

I have to say Chardonnay would not usually be my first choice for white wine but I would buy this again as it was easy drinking with a lovely short finish.

8/10 from me.

     

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We are both 51 years of age and have just had our first grandchild Zak. We live in the beautiful Peak District. Julie is the main wine taster as she was the daughter of a publican, learning to appreciate good wines from an early age. Neil has worked in the same place as a Lab Technician for the past 35 years, he was a football referee but now spends his Saturdays assessing referees. We are a very sociable couple who enjoy hosting and going to parties (most weekends!). My how time and taste buds have moved on from the Liebfraumilch days, although we believe it is making a comeback. Julie has collected menus and recipes from the 1970’s to the present day, the price of a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio was £3.40 in 1978 in Topo Gigios restaurant in London.