Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2017

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  68817

This consistent class act of a chardonnay is sourced from 100% organic fruit emanating from the Locust lane, Felseck and Rosomel Vineyards. Aged in a mix of small and large oak barrels of which 3/4 are older, neutral wood adding only mild flavour and great integration. Made in an unfined and unfiltered style so expect a hint of cloudiness and perhaps some sediment. Although this wet vintage was a challenge for some in the region, this example shows great integrity, refinement and even some opulence. Floral with notes of rose and peach blossom. Excellent length and value. Drink now or hold another 3-4 years. Score - 92. (Sara d'Amato, winealign.com, July 3, 2019)