2020 Ad Hoc Hen & Chicken Chardonnay
Hen & Chicken' is a disorder that's been linked to mineral deficiency. In wine-growing parlance, a chicken is a small, stunted berry, while a hen is a normal berry, one that will grow to luscious maturity and provide a burst of full-flavoured juice when it's squeezed. Evidently, winemaker Larry Cherubino, has spent some time on the sorting table for this wine! Aged in a combination of new and two year old French oak for a period of 6 month.
Bright straw colour with a distinct glimmer of green running around the outskirts and a watery hue. Lifted white peach and nectarine scents are intermeshed with dried honey and hints of cinnamon which are trailed by lightly roasted almond and spice notes. Mouthfilling flavours of ripe nectarine and pear shaded by a touch of grapefruit overlay cinnamon, subtlety honeyed almond like characters and spice. Excellent concentration and drive. Rich, creamy like textural feel finishing fresh with a long highly delectable aftertaste.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.