Chardonnay Wine-Off

1998 Andraos Bros Olde Winilba Chardonnay vs 2007 Serafino Wild Ferment Sharktooth Chardonnay

It has been a while since I had a “wine-off” so I went to visit one of my best mates in Bendigo, and we had a wine-off between 2 excellent chardonnays.

There were 6 people who participated and here are the comments and results out of 100.

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1998 Andraos Bros Olde Winilba Chardonnay (museum release, not available for sale)

It has a wonderful vibrant gold colour with an antique nose of lemon butter, melon, honey, vanilla.

The nose flows onto the palate and is a very smooth and deep wine with plenty of complexity.

Soft, creamy and buttery and very drinkable on its own.

A very long finish.

Average score: 97/100

2007 Serafino Wild Ferment Sharktooth Chardonnay

A yellow and lighter lemon colour.

The nose of honey, lime, melon and acid.

The taste is crisp and citrus with a small amount of spritz.

The palate displays honeydew melon, grapefruit & passionfruit.

It makes you salivate amd want more.

It is buttery with a super long finish.

Score: 88/100

Everyone was very impressed with both wines but in particular the 1998 Andraos Bros Olde Winilba Chardonnay, which still has plenty of life left and is a true reflection of the wine making skill of winemaker Fred Andraos.

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