For the first time since 2005 Primo Estate's popular La Biondina has returned to being a straight colombard. In general, I really enjoyed Primo's efforts with colombard/sauvignon blanc blends (usually around 85/15), but previous to that I also enjoyed their light and fresh yet shameless, fruit bomb colombard quaffers.
Inherently fruity and forward, the 2009 La Biondina's tropical fruit salad aromas of passionfruit, melon and banana precede a soft palate marked by gentle acids. It's somewhat lacking in flavour definition and intensity, but does offer a spotlessly clean, easy drinking experience.
O The 2009 is a slight step backwards for what I normally consider to be Australia's ultimate quaffing white. Although clean and relatively pleasant, it does share some elements with generic cask wine. Drink to 2010.