2020 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.
Pale lemon colour, with a lifted nose of grapefruit, melon, flint and savoury oak. A blend of Gin Gin and Dijon Chardonnay clones create a fruit profile of custard apple, red apple skin, lemon curd and green mango. There are prominent talc and saline mineral notes, typical of our Allingham vineyard, in the Karridale locale. Free run juice is barrel-fermented in a range of French oak barrels (30% new) with battonage, building texture and adding enticing savoury oak nuances and complexity. This Chardonnay is a beautifully balanced modern-classic style which speaks of Margaret River.
Drink alongside smoked rainbow trout with lemon cream, or karaage chicken with pickled daikon.
Drink now or cellar for up to 15 years.