This is a big, serious wine, delicious mid-winter (unchilled of course) and will bring a smile to all those who love Chardonnay with its clean, ripe intensity. The oak handling is remarkable in that it does not overtly show in oaky flavours yet has clearly had an effect on the wine. Mouth filling, hearty, dry.
This Chardonnay is pure class. The spicy notes of French oak sit behind aromas that suggest golden Queen peaches and dried lemon rind. On the palate the smooth texture forms a perfect framework for the stonefruit and citric flavours, with the oak and lees work adding a hint of grainy bread at the back.