2004 Western Australia Chardonnay
Fantastic acidity and overall structure with, again, perfectly integrated oak
Baked apple pie on the nose with notes of yeast and smoky gunflint (gunpowder?). Have you ever heard of Botrytis? Clearly, some of the clusters had Botrytis and it shows, adding additional sweetness and complexity to the nose. Carmel crust, apricot, and toasty oak round out the mid-palate. Fantastic acidity and overall structure with, again, perfectly integrated oak—clearly, as with Lot 92, these lots come from a slightly warmer climate.
Style: Full, Bold