Terrific Tasty Bargain
Light & Finniss McLaren Vale Chardonnay 2014
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
This Light and Finniss is a terrific bargain. We wholesale this brand and it sells in a small number of shops in Brisbane for $12 or so. I allocate a few dozen cases for today's Monday Special so Glug customers do not miss out.
It is now fashionable to pay over $20 a bottle for Chardonnays from cool climate regions as it is said they taste better. I am far from certain. When made in very warm climates this variety like many others can blow out and does get too fat.
I like McLaren Vale as while warm the climate is tempered by the nearby ocean. This holds back the over-blown flavours and McLaren Vale Semillon Sauvignons and Chardonnays I find are tasty and restrained. I do not think you want wines which are so restrained the flavour is dampened down to the last degree.
I rate this wine a great bargain and give it a Farmer value score of 9/10.