Evans & Tate – Chardonnay 2009 & Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Australia)

This week I have chosen a red wine and a white wine from the same winery in Australia.  Both wines have scored high with 93 points from James Halliday for the Chardonnay and 95 points for the Cabernet Sauvignon. 

The Evans & Tate 2009 Chardonnay demonstrates “…flavours of white peach, lemon citrus and melon fill the palate with natural fermentation in French oak barriques and extended time on yeast lees contributing lovely texture, savouriness and ageing potential to the end wine.  Food Suggestions – Sauteed chicken breast, potato and sweet white potato, Chardonnay jus” (website)

The Evans & Tate 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is “…soft, persistent…displaying blackcurrant and plum flavours, subtle spicy oak and a smooth finish.”  (tasting notes)