Nice straw color. Aromas of mango, pineapple, vanilla, lemon meringue and mineral. This is the nicest nose on a Williams Selyem Chardonnay in recent memory. Started off a little shut down because it was too cold but really blossomed once up to proper temperature. On the palate, this wasn't heavy handed at all with flavors pretty similar to what was on the nose. A beautiful chardonnay and reminded me why I love their chardonnays in the first place.
Perfect time to drink this wine. 6 years is long enough for WS chard to develop but not too long to get gloopy and stale. Medium bodied, medium oak, medium sweetness, high alcohol. Not popcorny or gigantic in flavor but nice and semi-traditional (besides the excessive alc, which you don't taste that much).
This was downgraded from previous note as tge wine has taken on a light caramel color and clearly had lost vibrancy and complexity. I have seen this in other white wins but am not really sure what the cause is.
14.9% alcohol. Full yellow color. Initially reticent nose and needed to come to nearly room temperature to release itself, and it's a pleasant nose of baked apple, pineapple, and oak. In the mouth, a zesty, lemony edge that is the hallmark of Williams Selyem Chardonnay to me. Vibrant, with full, rich fruit and a buttery finish. A nice wine but fully ready to drink. A-
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