We cracked this bottle of John Kosovich 2016 Chardonnay yesterday for International Chardonnay day. It’s made from Pemberton grapes (South West WA) and I picked it up from their Swan Valley cellar door on my trip to Perth last year.
If you haven’t visited the John Kosovich cellar door in the Swan Valley yet, do it! It’s underground and was hand dug over 90 years ago! Not only is it a cool spot to visit but the wines are. I’m a big fan of their Chenin Blancs too!
More about this Chardy:
- Hand harvested
- Matured for 6 months in French oak
- $36 per bottle
I would have loved to hold onto this longer, but I couldn’t resist. I must get some more for the cellar as I definitely think it’ll age really well over the next 5-6 years.
It’s a pretty vibrant yellow shade in the glass. On the nose it makes me think of peaches, pineapple and vanilla spice with lemon citrus and minerality making it smell wonderfully fresh. In the mouth it’s got bright acidity with a silky buttery texture and it’s just bloody scrumptious! And I may have been pouring slightly more in my glass compared to Mr Spittoon’s each time… Shhhhh.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!