Aylesbury The Pater Series Chardonnay 2022
The grapes sourced for this fine Chardonnay, from the Ferguson Valley in Western Australia, were pressed into new and used oak for fermentation, followed by partial malolactic before ten months maturation in French oak. A lovely lime/lemon hue. The nose offers notes of citrus, especially lemons, with cashews and stonefruit. A Chardonnay from the elegant end of the spectrum, though the flavour really picks up on the palate, where it seems to develop extra richness. The wine is balanced and seamless with the palate offering guava, stonefruit and nectarines. Very good length with a soft finish and good intensity throughout suggests it will drink well over the next four years.