Chardonnay Sandgrube

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Austria  Weinviertel 

The peach is strong with this one ;)

Winemaker Weingut Hofbauer
Features Unoaked
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
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Chardonnay Sandgrube 2009 75cl cl
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In the nose, exotic aromas of pineapple and tropical flowers. In the mouth, yellow plums, a hint of pomegranate and whispers of aniseed. Fine minerality emerging in the finish. A perfect fish and seafood wine.

Ben says (January 2017): Once again, maturity allows wine to develop and change is such a way as to create a new wine! This is a deep golden wine which has lost a lot of what might be called typical Chardonnay characteristics. Instead of the pineapple and tropical flowers there are some lovely aromas of stone fruits, particularly peach. I can not find any pomegranate or aniseed at all even when squinting and thinking hard!

Because of, rather than despite, the changes, I heartily recommend drinking this wine now as it may have gone in the next couple of years.

Flo says of the 2009 (July 2018): I would disagree with Ben, I taste notes of pomegranate seeds in the tertiary notes of this wine. However, I would agree this wine is very stone fruit lead, particularly white peach. I am less inclined to drink traditional chardonnay but this is just delicious.

Ben says of the 2009 (August 2018): Sometimes I have to admit defeatr. In my defence, there were 18 months between tastings! I agree with Flo entirely, especially that this is delicious! One note of caution - the nose is smelling a little odd. There is a lot of sulphur, which blows off quite quickly, and a touch of something undefineable. It does not affect the taste over much.

Wine Details

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Weingut Hofbauer
Country Austria
Region Weinviertel
Features Unoaked
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Chardonnay
Ripeness Normal


Product Code 4380041
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
In a nutshell All of Hofbauer's wines aged surprisingly
Last Tasted 23 Aug 2018
mature evolution? Yes
Keep Until 2020
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Closure Screwcap
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition Chardonnay 100%


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