Monday 27 June 2016

Fifth Leg 2015 Treasure Hunter Chardonnay - Margaret River

GREAT with crabs or prawns, or if you're not into seafoods,
with oven-baked pork belly and a creamy sauce.


David Ellis

WESTERN Australia's quirky-named Fifth Leg have a new addition to their range that they've dubbed their Treasure Hunter series, embracing within it their "new-range treasures" of a Chardonnay, a Sauvignon Blanc and a Cabernet Merlot.

For those who don't know, the Fifth Leg label is named after the fossilised remains of a Tasmanian Tiger were found in WA's Margaret River wine region's Devil's Lair Cave, together with a fifth leg – and begging the questions: how did a Tasmanian Tiger end up in a Margaret River cave, and where did that fifth leg come from?

Whatever the answers, the company's new Treasure Hunter series is a rewarding one. In particular, try their 2015 Treasure Hunter Chardonnay that's wonderfully full-flavoured due to low, but intensely flavoured fruit yields as a result of unkind weather during vintage that reduced vine flowering. Concentrated lemon and white nectarine are to the fore in this one, with hints of hazelnut and green apple as well.

Pay $20 and enjoy with fresh crabs, prawns or other seafoods, but if they're not your go, match with oven-baked pork belly and a creamy sauce.

27 June 2016

No comments: