And here at Chateau Purple Teeh, aka, Hedonist Haven, we are all for a bit of pleasure.
Awesome August has passed, with a surfeit of cocktails, friendly gatherings and a general party central theme. It's now stay-home September, following some minor foot surgery. I had no plans for stay home to mean boring.
At around £15 from M&S (purchased with 25% discount), I'd hoped this Margaret River wine would deliver.
But back to the Chardonnay.
Ripe apple, with French oak notes leading to an almost apple pie flavour, though without a hint of sweetness, this is a classy drop that paired wonderfully with my lazy girl's crab.
If you're an ABC (Anything But Chardonnay), selecting an Australian Chardonnay is likely to leave you unconvinced. However, Margaret River is a different world from the industrialised "south east Australia" wines which use oak chips and industrial processes with a "terroir" provenance roughly the size of Europe.