The SMH Wine of the Week this week is the Heemskerk Chardonnay 2007. Huon Hooke writes:
Foster’s has revived the Heemskerk brand with a snappy etched-label design and a trio of fine Tassie wines, this one from Coal River Valley grapes. It’s shy and a little closed at first but responds to warming and time in the glass, with a fine and subtle fruit-led aroma of great intensity, freshness and subtlety. In the mouth it is lean and pure-fruited, with bud-waking acidity and liveliness that coexists with a marvellously soft, smooth texture. Very drinkable now but also very likely to age gracefully. A tight slow-developing, modern Australian chardonnay. Now to eight years-plus. Just 13% alcohol. 95/100.
Food – All white-fleshed fish, crayfish and prawns, salads and shellfish. Try a mixed salad with mango and chargrilled scallops.