Tamar Ridge Devil's Corner Chardonnay 2008, Tasmania, Australia

The cooler climate of Tasmania compared with mainland Australia means the area produces wine which are very distinctive versus its larger neighbour. Though still quite unsophisticated compared with other regions, I was very impressed with this chardonnay from Tamar Ridge which had a good balance of fruit and acidity. Certainly not as over powered with fruit as many mainland Australian chardonnay's due to the cooling winds of the Antarctic.