Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Jauma Giggles off-dry Chenin Blanc 2011

Chenin Blanc has been grown in McLaren Vale for a while now and more people are starting to put one on the market.  This might be a result of the continual average increase in temperature in Australia and some varieties handle the change better than others. I think the Vales with find a home for other varieties such as fiano, vermentino, aglianico and nero d'avola just to name a few.

Jauma Giggles off-dry Chenin Blanc 2011

When I was thinking of Chenin Balnc my thoughts immediately went to this will taste crisp. Well it doesn't. The wine comes across as being very simple and sweet due to the amazing amounts of volatile acidity (VA). The VA kills any other flavour and just makes the wine tiring to drink.  From the mid palate you get sugar mixed with VA which is refreshing but still not the most pleasant to drink. What brings up the score is a nice hit of lemon on the back palate. 

Alcohol: 11%
Price: $30
Rated: 81
Drink: Now

What do you think a plastic cork says about the quality or longevity of the wine? 

Wicked packaging for the Jauma range.

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