Yellow Label Chardonnay
$16.29** Suggested retail price
About this winery
After studying Champagne techniques in France in 1957, Wolfgang Franz Otto Blass, became the youngest person ever to graduate with a Master's in Oenology (Wine Science) from Veitschoechheim-Wuerzberg. In 1959, he moved to England to study the art of blending before moving to the Barossa Valley in 1961, deciding against a move to Venezuela which had started a revolt against its government. A mere five years later, in 1966, he established Wolf Blass Wines.
The Star: Creamy and complex 2015 Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay, Padthaway/Adelaide Hills, Australia (LCBO 226860 $13.65 until Oct. 8, reg. $16.15 in stores and online) Swirling with cool flavours of lemon curd and cooked apple laced with toasted oak, whispers of aniseed, struck match, roasted almond and brown sugar, this is a judiciously-oaked, well-made Chardonnay. Love how the vivid fruit tastes lifted and pristine, cool and crisp, without compromising the rich, creamy style of this classic wooded Chardonnay — a style Australia does very well. For a treat, enjoy a glass with roasted salmon and Caesar Salad.