Canobolas-Smith Wines 'Shine' Reserve Chardonnay 2012
Canobolas-Smith Wines from Orange, NSW are one of the most underrated and under the radar wineries that you will find in this country. Made by winemaker Murray Smith, he only releases wines when he feels they are ready, which can be an absolute pain for retailers but are an indication of how committed he is to creating fantastic wine. The latest release of his reserve range Chardonnay is the 2012 vintage!!! The one before that was 2008. A man who is not afraid to hold his wines back to mature.
The 2012 wine is absolutely stunning and a real steal for a 7-year-old Chardonnay. Notes of lemon butter, charred oak, ripe nectarines, peaches, pomelo/grapefruit, slight seaspray, racy/zesty acidity, baking spice, beautiful length and balance. Still going strong and will continue to age, but drinking wonderfully now. This wine is a wonderful pairing with a quality charcoal roast chicken or fresh prawns….drool!