If you love your oaky and super flavoursome Chardonnay’s, then you need to get this Snake + Herring 2018 ‘Corduroy’ Chardonnay from Margaret River in your glass stat 🥰
I was gifted this bottle as part of my media sample Chef Collection pack from Wine Selectors (thank you!). This exciting 6-pack is a collaboration with Chef Miguel Maestre (aka @thecrazybull) so alongside the wines you get a recipe booklet full of Spanish recipes to match the wines 😋
The matched recipe for this yummy Chardonnay is ‘Caldero Murciano’ - fresh lobster 🦞 with a rice risotto type filling. It sounds and looks absolutely divine. Miguel can you come over and cook it for us please? 🤣
Unfortunately we had no lobster so it was Pan Con Tomate for us (bread, oil, salt, garlic and tomato). It was delicious though 😜
Here’s my notes on the wine:
It’s a delicious looking lemon colour in the glass. On the nose it has wonderful toasty aromas with butter, popcorn, melon, citrus, almonds and all the goodness of a beautifully oaked chardonnay. In the mouth it’s rich but oh so fresh at the same time. Absolutely satisfying!
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! — 4 days ago
Crisp, bitter, refreshing. Not too malty or sweet. Great label, great beer. — 6 days ago
I opened the bottle and had a taste right away and it tasted weird. But after letting it breath for a while it was great. — 13 days ago
Nice austere cool climate version. Red and blue fruits with some light black fruit, certainly edging on old world style, some feral qualities but without an herbal note. Lots of potential but lacking some complexity. Could gain with some short bottle aging. — 4 days ago
Pale, near watery straw gold with light green highlights. Shy, inviting nose and medium light palate of yellow apple, juicy citrus rind, and lemon drop. Medium plus acidity. Medium short finish. So, this is Margaret River Chardonnay. A food-friendly, lightly oaked Chardonnay in a New World meets Burgundy style. Enjoy with a wide range of fare from crisp salads to hearty roasted poultry. It will pair nicely. Drink now through 2024. — 39 minutes ago
Notes of cherry, hint of tobacco, chocolate and cedar. Smooth Pinot with a bit of complexity. Great. — 8 days ago