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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Wine Entry : Houghton Chenin Blanc 2005 (Australian)

My parents got this wine from Giant supermarket at $20 plus. I found it nice and refreshing, not really a dessert wine but has sufficient sweetness to tease the palate. In the glass, it was a pale greenish-yellow.

Smell : Green apple, limey and grassy

Taste : Refreshing lime sweetness, fresh acidity, crisp cucumber

After taste : Slight bitter cucumber with firm acidity.

Description on the back of the bottle :
Houghton in Western Australia has establish an enviable reputation for producing distinct, award winning wines. Western Australia vineyards produce benchmark Chenin Blanc with generous flavours and richness . Delicate floral, passionfruit and fresh pineapple aromas lead to a luscious palate of honeysuckle and spicy citrus. The wine is balanced with a fresh crisp finish. The lively fruit sweetness is best served well chilled and is perfectly matched to spicy dishes, fresh fruits and cheese.

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  • At 1:05 AM, Anonymous roguehog said…

    chenin blanc, especially those from australia, is something i usually recommend to friends as a beginner's whte. the next bing sb.

    the relative approachability of this varietal makes it easier for novices to appreciate and enjoy.

     

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