2017 Harvey River Estate Chardonnay
The wine is a good example of a modern Chardonnay with ripe peach fruit and light use of oak.
The 2017 vintage was cooler than normal and resulting wine is lighter in alcohol with good supporting acids. Fruit was harvested during the cool night from a single vineyard in Harvey, then crushed and fermented in tank seasoned with a light blend of US and French oak.
Region: Geographe, Western Australia
Colour: Deep straw with faint green edge
Nose: Steely old world complexity, pear and citrus fruits, vanilla toasted oak
Palate: Off dry, striking natural acid backbone supports this delicately balanced wine. The lemon citrus fruit and mild toasted oak persists from start to a drying finish.
85 points, Halliday Wine Companion 2020