2022 Coates The Chardonnay
Leaning towards a more modernist Burgundy in style, Coates The Chardonnay is barrel fermented in one third new French oak barriques and aged on lees for 11 months. Brilliant pale straw colour with gleaming green tinged edges and a watery hue. Lifted nectarine, pear and dried honey aromas mix with hints of bees wax, lemon butter and faint spicy oak notes. Rich ripe pear and nectarine fruits drive the fleshy textured palate with dried honey, biscuity oak, citrusy nougat and delicate cashew elements flowing through the back half. Possessing excellent intensity and a generous mouthfeel, it shows amply power finishing long, refined and expansive.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.