Howard Park 2015 Chardonnay

Rs 2,600
  • Howard Park
  • Great Southern and Margaret River
  • Chardonnay
  • 2015

The Howard Park Chardonnay is a selection from individual vineyard sites located in the prime grape growing subregions of Western Australia; Mount Barker, Porongurup and Margaret River.  Each site brings a unique complexity to the wine.  The elevated, cool, south facing sites of the Mount Barrow vineyard in Mount Barker provide an elegant fruit weight and linear acidity.  The Porongurup vineyard, planted to the gin gin clone, gives restrained power whilst southern Margaret River’s contribution is opulent fruit and bright acidity.

A bold and exciting bouquet full of fresh Chardonnay; vanilla bean, lemon zest, nougat, minerals, bread dough, figs and stone fruits. Similarly, the palate is rich, lively and textured with all these same beautiful elements.

From time in fine grain French oak, the wine has acquired a subtle caramel and nutmeal complexity.  The bright citrus acidity gives length and adds clarity to this flavourful wine.

James Halliday Wine Companion - 97 points (gold)