2018 Huntington Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Chardonnay is not just a white wine.  I mean, it is a white wine but it’s a deserved white wine.  By deserved, I mean treated how it deserves to be treated.  I’m talking the right weather, proper glassware and the appropriate food.  That was all a little bit convoluted but you know what I mean…I hope.

Restrained nose tells me it’s a stubborn thing.  Either that or it’s guile in nature and prefers to give nothing away until it’s ready.  The aroma issue was but a distant memory after I tasted it.

Fresh, generous and textural with peaches, melons, cashew nuts and it’s creamy and buttery to boot.   The acidity is a bit obvious and tends to dominate the finish at this stage of its life but this only tells me it needs time.  This is ticking along pretty well at the moment albeit slowly and is going to be a gem with some years behind it.

Huntington Estate Website

Region: Mudgee, NSW     Price: $27 (Great value)     Source: Sample thanks to Huntington Estate and Define Wine

2018-Huntington Estate Barrel Fermented Chard

 

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