Ranked #6 of 20 2018 Chardonnay from Coal River Valley
Light yellow colour, restrained for its age and so is the bouquet. Aromas of almond and other freshly-shelled nuts. A tightly-composed palate which needs more time to unfurl its goodies. Tautly-structured; great tension. It has excellent intensity and drive and is still a trifle restrained, needing more time in the bottle. A fine wine of great potential.
Drink: 2021 to 2033
98 Points James Halliday
Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French oak barrels with limited stirring. The bouquet and palate send the same message of perfectly captured white stone fruits, then apple and grapefruit. An irresistible wine with spectacular length. Drink to 2033.
Source: James Halliday.