2021 Howard Park Chardonnay
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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 sub-region 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.
Distinct aromas of buttered popcorn add an irresistible savoury note that lies atop ripe and rich aromas of grapefruit, lemon blossom, pear, and honeydew melon. Crème brûlée, custard apples, lime curd, and caramel add a luscious layer supported by elegant oak use contributing toast and spice. Soft stone fruit and sweet citrus unfurl upon the palate with a mouth filling weightiness and persistence of flavour that is balanced with a crisp, yet subtle acidity. The interplay of texture, flavour, and acidity is guided to a drying oak driven finish with delectable toasty and nutty tones that linger along with glimmers of peach skins and cinnamon quills.
A classic partner to pork, this Chardonnay also pairs well with vegetarian Asian fare - try dashi broth with kombu and shiitake mushrooms, or tempura vegetables with tentsuyu dipping sauce.
Drink now or cellar for 5 to 7 years.