2018 Howard Park Chardonnay 1.5L Magnum
The Howard Park Chardonnay is selected from our Allingham vineyard, located in the southern reaches of the Margaret River region between the hamlets of Witchcliffe and Karridale. This part of Margaret River is the Karridale subregion as proposed by Dr. John Gladstones. Here, the higher degree of cloud cover and prevailing southerly breezes facilitate a long, gentle ripening and the full evolution of flavour and fine structure that define the region’s finest Chardonnay.
Presented here in 1.5L magnum format which is ideal for long term ageing and the celebration of important milestones.
A bold and exciting bouquet full of fresh Chardonnay: vanilla bean, lemon zest, nougat, minerals, bread dough, figs and stone fruits. Similarly the palate is rich, lively and textural with these same beautiful elements. From time in fine grain French oak, the wine has acquired a subtle caramel and nutmeal complexity. The bright citrus acidity gives length and adds clarity to this flavourful wine.
Drink alongside smoked rainbow trout with lemon cream, or karaage chicken with pickled daikon.
Drink now or cellar for up to 15 years.