What’s in the glass tonight March 11th – Chardonnay

CR McDonald Chardonnay 2015

Church Road McDonald Series Chardonnay Hawkes Bay 2015 – $

13.5%  Pale gold  $$

Premium fruit, whole-bunch pressed and wild fermented.

Layered, funky, old-world nose, with nutty and crusty bread aromas. A little reductive, which appeals to me.

Weighty ripe stonefruit in the mouth up front; then there is the soft mouthfeel in the mid-palate from the malo treatment, laying off then to the texture and bitterness of toasty oak. A raspy stoic finish.

I liked it very much. A bit more acidity would make this champion.

VG 4

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