No shrinking violet, the time this chardonnay has spent in French oak is still more than evident. This is thoroughly enjoyable, but it is still short of its peak – there is better to come as the oak is still integrating. There are guava notes and even some delicatessen aromas to be found with spices with what is quite a powerful style. A really appealing slippery texture too, the wine is still coming together and will be better in the next 1 to 3 years, which makes $30 a bargain.
Harewood Estate Chardonnay 2019