Howard Park Chardonnay 2013 (12 x 750mL), Great Southern, WA.

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Overview

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.

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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

Colour

Crystalline bright with a lemon skin colour.

Aroma

Laced with aromas of honeysuckle and citrus blossom, peach skin, pear essence, vanilla, nougat and patisserie.

Palate

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.

Food Matching

Crispy skin barramundi with a mango, chilli and coriander salsa.

Cellaring Potential

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

Vintage
2013
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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History

Howard Park Wines was established in 1986 and was one of the original pioneers of the Great Southern region. The founding owner of Howard Park, John Wade ventured west to Western Australia's South West with one belief: "I don't know any other region where you can produce both Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon as premium wines". This founding belief began the journey of Howard Park.

Now over 20 years on, Howard Park remains a family owned winery under the guidance of Jeff and Amy Burch. With a philosophy to produce wines of distinct regional character with an uncompromising commitment to quality Howard Park has forged an international reputation for their wines and an expanded range including single vineyard and multi regional wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern. 

"We have worked towards establishing Howard Park as a premium family wine company. This success will be measured by the work we do now for future generations."  Jeff Burch

Our Philosophy

This founding two region philosophy aligns with Howard Park's wine making philosophy which adopts an ethos for integrating the old with the new. Howard Park embraces modern technology whilst employing traditional wine making techniques and produces internationally recognised wines of the highest quality. As a result our Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines are only ever produced in very small quantities, but are noted for their rare balance of elegance and power with a proven history of ageing with increased complexity and interest.

"We have a simple philosophy; premium wine can only come from excellent fruit. Simply, we go to wherever the fruit grows best." Jeff Burch

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