Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dowie Doole 2010 Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is often called chenin bland because of the many undistinguished wines it produces, but there's an exception to every rule and this is an absolute cracker from McLaren Vale; dry with crisp green apple flavours, it is light, zingy and lively - and a very good alternative to sauvignon blanc. The wine is almost water-coloured but don't be deceived. It is aromatic on the nose with some nice flinty minerality on the finish. This would be great with oysters, or a seafood platter, and is great value for $18.


Red said...

WD, do you think it's a wine that will age well? Love the ageing qualities of Houghton's White Classic

WD said...

Chenin can certainly age well - witness some of the great wines of the Loire Valley - but I'd be content with just enjoying this one in its youth.