2017 Eileen Hardy Chardonnay
A very good growing and ripening season in Tasmania-winter provided ample rainfall so that spring growth was prolific and the vines then produced a good crop, summer was warm and ripening conditions were ideal with great flavor and acid in the grapes when the harvest commenced.
An intense hit of custard apple, ground spice cumin and jasmine flower, entwined with subtle toasty oak and just a hint of struck match.
The palate is juicy, rich and flavoursome upfront with flavours of fresh white peaches and zesty lemon leading 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.