Wine Of The Week
Aravina Estate Block 4 Chenin Blanc, Margaret River 2014 $28
What a pleasure to be able to review an excellent Aussie chenin blanc. Creamy lees derived characters augment apple and pear fruit which is fresh and crisply crunchy on the tongue. A tickle of mid-palate sweetness before a clean finish. It’s refreshing and more complex than most. (13.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap.) Score 93 ★★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Value: Very good
Ageing: Best within five years.
Food idea: Raw fish with citrus dressing.
Stockists: North Sydney Hotel (NSW); Red White & Amber, Hawthorn (Vic.)
Winery Rating: 92.6 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
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