The famous Aussie Chook Raffle is the weekly fundraising raffle where for a buck, you might win a frozen chook (chicken) or just about anything the organizer can scrounge up! Shoofly's Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is crafted with a touch more care, using carefully ripened fruit with just a touch of oak and a dash of Riesling and Verdelho to give bright, juicy flavors reminiscent of grapefruit and melon. On the nose, this zippy Chardonnay offers aromas of tropical fruit, peaches and melon while on the palate; grapefruit and lemon zest are complemented by zingy acidity.
"Taut and distinctive for its range of pear, melon, tobacco and spice flavors, deftly balanced as the flavors persist gently. Drink now through 2012. 2,500 cases imported."
"This Chardonnay from the cool-climate Adelaide Hills offers plenty to like for the price: hints of toast and vanilla frame fruit that ranges from grilled peaches and pears to ripe melons. Round without being overly rich, this could be served as an apéritif, or with chicken or fish dishes. "
"Pale gold. Exotic tropical and pit fruits on the nose, with dusty mineral and quinine qualities adding verve. Juicy and fresh in the mouth, with pliant peach and pineapple flavors joined by a slow-building mineral quality that lingers on the aftertaste."
International Wine Cellar
It was ok, but wouldn't buy again.