|Food match||Mild firm cheeses; ocean trout.|
This column often extols the virtues of reasonably priced drops from some of Australia's biggest wine producers. Some wine elites may not like it, but consumers do, and many Jacob's Creek offerings punch well above their weight. This unusually complex chardonnay is a case in point. Subtle oatmealy notes, a hint of struck match, grapefruit and peach meet the nose. In the mouth it's finely textured, elegant in flavour, and deliciously lingering on the finish. The equal of some chardonnays at twice the price. (Screw cap; 13 per cent alcohol.)
Ageing? Drink over two years.