The Howard Park Chardonnay is a modern style of Australian’ barrel-fermented Chardonnay: elegant, lean and sophisticated. This wine displays mineral, citric and pear fruit characters with some savoury and nutty notes from the interaction of oak and lees. The Howard Park Chardonnay will enormously reward those that are patient enough to cellar this wine. It will develop wonderful secondary characters after about a year and will drink well for five years.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
Wild yeast- fermented and matured in French oak. The varietal fruit expresson is fully ripe (although fresh), with white peach, melon and fig flavours, citrus sneaking in via the acidity. Has precise line, length and balance, with its future assured. Rating 95 - Drink by 2023, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUN/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Crystalline bright with a lemon skin colour.
Laced with aromas of honeysuckle and citrus blossom, peach skin, pear essence, vanilla, nougat and patisserie.
The palate is rich in summer and citrus fruits, yet restrained by a chalky/ mineral thread that provides texture and drive. Subtle support from fine grain French oak adds further complexity. A bright lemon acidity gives length and finish to the wine.
Crispy skin barramundi with a mango, chilli and coriander salsa.
A wine that boundless nuances of flavour, complexity and style. The 2013 Howard Park Chardonnay will age with grace over the next 5 to 7 years.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Wine Show of Western Australia 2014
Gold Medal - Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2014