2017 Huntington Estate ‘Special Reserve’ Chardonnay

We are well into Autumn which means the warmer days are behind us, well certainly here in Tassie, so releasing a white wine now seems to me to be a tad risky.  For this reason, when this and another Huntington Estate Chardonnay arrived at my home recently, I thought it strange.  But after tasting this those thoughts disappeared and a feeling of gratitude took over.

I took the extra step of placing this in an appropriate glass and when I poured it, I could tell it did the wine justice.  Tropical fruits aplenty provided a nice aromatic introduction for me.  Those fruits weren’t so obvious when drinking it.  They were still there but I found they had been tamed somewhat by peaches and cream, and some pear characteristics adding plenty of flavour, weight and mouth-filling texture.  There was a nice touch of acid on the finish, when it eventually got there, telling me this has a good future.

This deserves the ‘Special Reserve’ tag.  Up a notch, upper class and elegant Chardonnay right here.  My information tells me there was only 1000 litres made which means only 1,333.333′ bottles, minus this one leaves 1,332.333′ left.  So, if you want some, get in quick.


Region: Mudgee, NSW     Price: $30     Source: Sample courtesy of Huntington Estate and Define Wine



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