Drinking wine in Australia 1: We bought the Devil’s Lair because Decanter lauded it with a huge amount of points; we wanted to see what the fuss was. For us, there wasn’t too much fuss. This is a wonderful Chardonnay, crisp and fruity and with muted oak; it has a decent finish but it wasn’t as wow as anticipated.
The Frogmore Creek on the other hand was really lovely, what a sipper. Delectable; smooth, nutty, light oak, bracing acidity, a Sprite finish.
Prices: Low 30s for both, Australian bucks.
Market Liquidity: Not all Oz Chardonnay has to taste like Lindeman’s.