Hillcrest Vineyard Premium Chardonnay 2011
A brave move to only produce a village and premium version from this variety but the quality is there. On the first 2 days the wine maker influences, such as the barrel fermentation character, is prominent but by day 3 flavours of grapefruit, pineapple jelly crystals, lemon rind and peach fuzz comes through. The acidity is intense on the back palate but it is in keeping with the whole feel of the journey. Great example of a high quality 2011 wine.
Drink: 2015 -2024