Wow, what should I say. This wine is at it's peak. Nutty flavours, minerality and some apricot. For the rest refer to my first tasting note. Will drink my remaining bottle when ever it fits the occasion, no hurry.
My Chardonnay of the year so far! Dark yellow color. Nose of smoke, fruit and spice. Long rich lingering finish that fills the mouth. Fruits, oak, vanilla, smoke with enough acids to keep it all lively and moving across the palate. Wonderful.
I note that other recent reviewers have had bottle oxidation problems, but nothing of the sort here. In fact, I have one bottle left and I am going to save it for at least another year to see how this plays out.
Enjoyable but glad we didn't wait any longer to drink our last bottle. In early stage of oxidation. Still big body with decent acidity. Tasty with shrimp and pasta. Not sure I'd like to drink this one without food.
This bottle is not as integrated, nervy, complete or sublime as the last; a rare case of wishing I hadn't been quite so patient. Some oxidative notes are mostly overwhelmed by butterscotch, macadamia nut, kiwi, almond, melon and pit fruits. Label notes reference drinking well through the decade, and that was about right, but actually peaking in 2009. Day 2 about the same.
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