Howard Park Allingham Margaret River Chardonnay 2020
Margaret River Chardonnay looking super elegant and so, so fine. A striking and inviting bouquet, all almond meal, citrus, nectarine and buttery. In this, its eleventh vintage release, Allingham combines the long-time Margaret River Chardonnay clone, Gin Gin or Mendoza, noted for its generous, luscious fruit with a bunch of Dijon clones. The resulting flavours are concentrated in stone fruits and bright with an added touch of quince and lemon drop. French oak brings a warm, emerging texture. The backdrop is a solid backbone of refreshing acidity. Allingham is yet to explore its full potential, but the complexity so riveting now in its youth can only build.