Wine review — Moondah Brook

Moondah Brook Chenin Blanc 2000, $11 to $15
Next burst of hot weather, chill a Moondah Chenin, pull the cork and revel in its bright and tangy tropical-fruit aromas and flavours. It’s delicious and offers quite a departure from chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, semillon or riesling. Over a sip at BRL Hardys Reynella cellars last week (BRL Hardy owns Houghton and Moondah Brook in Western Australia), Chief Winemaker, Peter Dawson said the wine is based on vines planted at Gingin in 1968. These mature vines produce distinctive wine that best shows the variety’s tropical and passionfruit character in youth.

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