There is something sublimely opulent about the Eileen Hardy Chardonnays. Rich, luxurious and larger than life. The journey into 2013 starts with fresh buttery pastry crust with a peachy, lemon citrus and cream filling. It continues in the mouth with a silken entry and plenty of weighty flesh around the soft acid backbone which keeps everything in balance.
With more warm spice on the palate this wine leaves a lasting riper impression of pineapple and spiced cream completing the journey. The generosity of this Chardonnay needs to accompany food, although, it also provides a natural progression on to the after dinner conversation after without needing anything else. Youthful yet, there is a long future ahead for this wine where it will develop into a richer more honeyed wine.
Date: 10 September 2014 Price: $95 Value: $$$ Drink: Now 5+ years