Indaba Chardonnay 2008
Once again this year, it would be hard to improve for the price on Indaba's 2008 Chardonnay, whose scents of apple, nutmeg, and musk melon lead into a palate both fresh-fruited and attractively tinged with spice and caramel, its component of barriques adding attractive but not superficial seasoning as well as truly framing the fruit. And there is truly a finish here for one's $10: faintly lactic, nutty, and caramel-tinged yet refreshing. I can only repeat what I wrote last year, namely that if one could replace the 98% of cheap Chardonnay being poured around the world that ranges from mediocre to miserable with glasses of this, no consumer would (nor should) ever again be willing to settle for less.
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