Monday, July 1, 2013

Review: *** $ Yellow Tail Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia, 2012 = BEST VALUE

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Yellow Tail Chardonnay.

By way of background, opening thoughts: Yellow Tail is one of the most ubiquitous bargain labels around, and has generally delivered good value for the price with its reds.  Today we are sampling the chardonnay - a perfect choice for a 100-degree afternoon.

Original tasting and review : This is Casella Wines Yellow Tail Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia, 2012, finished at 12.5% alcohol and poured from a refrigerated 1.5 litre bottle.

In the glass: Clear with deep vanilla highlights.

On the nose: Poured at cold temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep citrus fruit blend of sweet grapefruit, lemon, and fragrant honeydew.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are soft and round middle, clean and lightly sweet.  Full, gentle and yet with spritzers of acid that settle the full, sweet sense in a hurry.  Nicely balanced.  The flavors don't stand boldly forward, though. Finishes fairly quick, clean and crisp.

In summary: Overall, rates an easy three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making it another Yellow Tail best value.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Yellow Tail Chardonnay.

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