...reveals roasted hazelnut/stony characteristics along with abundant spice, buttered pears, and guava-like fruit...possesses a creamy texture, exotic fruit on the mid-palate, and a ripe, rich finish with fine underlying acidity.
Lots to admire, with its ripe, rich, smoky fig, apricot and apple flavors. Turns a tad coarse and oaky, but with its depth and concentration, nothing a little time won't solve.
...Aromas of pear and smoked meat lifted by grapefruit and flower blossom notes. Dense but bright, with a strong mineral quality giving this chardonnay a youthful austerity. A bit lean on the back end today but persistent and floral.