2016 Eileen Hardy Chardonnay
Juicy, rich and flavoursome up front. Fresh white peaches and zesty lemon lead the charge, supported with toasty oak and a seductive mineral drive which combine to impart length, richness and complexity. A delicious drink now, and in the years to come.
A tale of two regions, with moderate crop levels from a warmer and drier than average year. A dry Winter and Spring, with record warmth in October and a hot January led to an early and compressed harvest in the Yarra Valley. In Tasmania; the 2016 growing season was the hottest and driest in the state’s history, however strict irrigation kept canopies lush and green throughout the season, and flavour ripeness was noticed early. A year of higher than average yields and good quality.