Citrus, almost kumquat, polished oak, stone fruit, butter, sweet spice. In the mouth the wine is fresh, balanced, long, all the same as the nose. It seems to have picked a up a tiny touch of cork taint though which flattens things out a little, there is a lack of vibrancy here. Damnation.
this completed a little three way line up of global Chardonnay's (with the Ch. Montelena and S & S M3) and it was a bit like bringing a gun to a knife party...broad and rich and long but, despite the vintage, still with some inherent freshness to accompany the fruity, pulpy fleshiness...this really is something else. Superb.
Shows some of the lushness and fatness of the vintage, but manages it fairly well, with plenty of rich stone fruit, a hint of honey sweetness, decent acidity, and just a touch of wood on the finish. Very drinkable, though I don't think I'd hang on to this for more than a few years.
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