Chardonnay from the cool climes of Henty in south-western Victoria. Such an under-valued Australian wine region. This is fuller and sweeter than the previous release. I’m not as fond of it on account of an uneveness and lesser persistence.
Aromatically we have grapefruit, prominent nougat oak, white peach, a squeeze of lime and a slice of baked New York cheesecake. That cheesecake is there on the palate too where the slightly raw wood takes a biscuity turn. It’s a touch hard on the back-palate at the moment. Give it a decant or some more time in the bottle to let that barrel work settle. 91+
Tasted: March 2014