- posted 14 years ago
Well I finally cracked the 2002 that has been sitting in the fridge for about two years.
Not as tart or acidic as I would have predicted, with a slightly heavier body and texture than I expected too. Smoother than I'd expected. The smoothness etc may have been a consequence of sitting in the fridge for 2 years. Deadens everything keeping it that cold for so long.
I did let it sit for about 1/2 hour before opening it though. So it was close to ideal temperature.
I had it with the bachelor special, oven cooked packet fish and packet chips with tartare and tomato sauce. It more neutralised the wines flavour than enhanced it, but it was reasonably pleasant with the dish, with a tongue coating texture. There was a hint of a clash with the wine tasting very tart at one stage, but that was only one incident.
The nose was pleasant enough, though cold whites always bring back memories of stomach ache and teeth clenching tartness. I'm not a huge white fan. Especially chardie which I've had a few bad encounters with before.
Suprising body, bouquet and a hint of complexity with a suprisingly long finish.
Considering this goes for about roughly $7AU here, I can see why it is a huge seller.
Cheap and cheerful [and suprising ;) ]. Not something I would drink by choice, but would be a pleasant enough food match by the glass or two. Especially at the price.
I see that you have reviewed it on your site. I can't say I remember coming across the Wyalla Cove here. Perhaps it is export only.