The Winefront August 2011 Mike Bennie

Chardonnay 2010

Some of the nicest people in the wine industry are the Bosworths. Louise (LHS) is plum-in-mouth British, intelligent and wickedly fun while Joch maintains a disarmingly laconic persona. An unexpected dynamic duo doing great things with their organically farmed vineyards in McLaren Vale. Across the board the BOB wines punch above their weight.

Stone fruits, cheesy lees, struck match and oats in the bouquet. I like the feel as the wine opens washy yet bright, then tapers to cool melon fruits and grapefruity acidity. Fresh and with a finely structured feel, this is elegant even as cedary oak readily makes its presence known – the wine will benefit from some further time to integrate, but is in very good form, and shows plenty of pluck, as is. Chardonnay and McLaren Vale are uneasy bedfellows, but here they find some mojo.

92 points