Howard Park Chardonnay

Howard Park Chardonnay 2018

Great Southern, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    13%
The 2018 Howard Park Chardonnay is another awesome example of the modern style of Australian barrel-fermented Chardonnay; elegant, lean and sophisticated. Displaying mineral, citrus and pear fruit characters with some savoury and nutty notes from the influence of quality oak and lees. While drinking superbly now, there's no doubt the 2017 Howard Park Chardonnay will reward those patient enough to cellar this wine.

"This wine is classic contemporary Chardonnay. Fragrant field honey and citrus blossom, with peach skin, pear, nougat and nutmeal give a complex and seductive entrée. The palate’s fine citrus and stone fruits are deftly embellished with a cashew nut creaminess and a mineral savoury note, which add flavour, texture and drive. Fine grain French oak offers subtle support and the bright acidity, a fresh and long finish. A wine of subtle and infinite complexity that will reveal and evolve over time." - Howard Park Wines.

Review of the 2017 vintage included below;

"97 Points. This iconic chardonnay has the striking label that never seems to age. Mainly from the estate Allingham Vineyard in Margaret River, a small portion from the Mount Barrow Vineyard in Mount Barker. Bright, clear quartz-green, it is a striking chardonnay that manages to combine intense flavours with elegance and balance, and length inevitable given that start. The quality oak is hidden by the fruit, itself a shimmering blend of stone fruit and citrus joined at the hip. A supremely beautiful wine. 13% alc." - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Magazine, November / December 2018.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Howard Park Wines is Western Australia's largest boutique family-owned winery producing a range of handcrafted fine Australian wines from the state's premier grape growing regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern.

Since its inception in 1986, Howard Park’s philosophy has been to craft outstanding boutique wines of great subtlety, character, balance and elegance with an uncompromising commitment to quality.
Western Australia
Great Southern
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 of this cool maritime climate facilitate a long, gentle ripening and the full evolution of flavour and fine structure that define the region’s finest Chardonnay.

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