Harewood Chardonnay 2010 (Denmark, WA)
13.5%, Screwcap, $25
I do rather like the richer styles of Great Southern Chardonnay. That nutty richness and opulence of the best wines is really rather appealing (to me at least). This is sourced from beautiful (but occasionally chilly) Denmark down the very bottom of WA. Production wise it’s pretty standard quality Chardonnay fare – whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented in new and 1yr old barrels and partial malo.
Perhaps unsurprising there is plenty of toasty, biscuity oak on the nose with some sour lactic hints
too. Nice rich nose that in the open, sunshine touched acres of opulence style. It’s a little caramelised around the edges, but the palate is a quite balanced sort of best, though still somewhat dominated by Sao oak. Nice nectarine fruit though. Palate length is good, the finish rich and just a bit broad but still well contained. Big but not fat. Good stuff. 17.5/91+