Jamie Goode's Wine Blog, July 2012.
First Drop Mere et Fils Chardonnay, great wine, fabulous label
Aussie wine producer First Drop are fast becoming one of the cleverest at marketing their wines – even outdoing D’Arenberg. The good news is that the content of the bottle matches up to the ambitions of the packaging. This is a lovely Chardonnay, and the front and back labels are just brilliant.
First Drop Mere et Fils Chardonnay 2010 Adelaide Hills, Australia
13% alcohol. Hand picked, no sulfur dioxide additions unil bottling, whole bunch pressed, fermented with wild yeasts with high solids in barrel, 6 months of lees stirring. Restrained with lovely complex pear and citrus fruit. Very fresh with a bit of richness. Distinctly mineral with a bit of mealy, bready depth. Very stylish with nice precision. 92/100
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