Byron and Harold The Partners Chardonnay 2021
Terrific young and yet complex Chardonnay from the Great Southern, a region which we perhaps don’t think of enough when considering this variety. Showing time in French oak, the colour is a deep straw and there are immediate and appealing notes of stonefruit and spices, cashews and river stones. The merest hint of that oak, but it is integrating well. A powerful and forward style, the flavours rise to another level on the palate. Juicy acidity and a lovely texture with good length, it is young and yet complete, and will drink nicely over the next 4 to 5 years.