I am in Gothenburg for a few days, and I am visiting Barrique winebar for the first time. Seems like a nice place! I am starting things of with a glass of
2008 Mountford Estate Chardonnay
It is lucky that I have a rather high threshold for just barriques (if nicely handled of course), for this has a lot. But there is also heeps of sweet tropical fruit, melted butter, wood smoke and cookie dough. Medium deep. I like it!
The taste is much leaner - granted, there is a lot of oak here also, but the structure, acidity and the sweet fruit manage to make this a tightly wrapped package. Lemon curd, smoke and milk chocolate fudge. Very, very good.
90p (tasted 2012/03)