De Loach Vineyards – Chardonnay 2017, Heritage Reserve – California

De Loach Vineyards – Chardonnay 2017, Heritage Reserve – California

The nose is aromatic and offers a small concentration, freshness as well as a fine concentration and a very discreetly tight grain. It reveals notes of fresh pear, small crushed white plum, small notes of quince associated with touches of dry zests, small yellow berries/kumquat, very fine varietal hints, a subtle hint of fresh local grove as well as an imperceptible hint of asparagus and fresh honey. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers an acidulous frame, fullness, a small fat, a buttery side as well as fine tension and minerality. On the palate this wine expresses notes of quince, pulpy/fleshy pear, small notes of small pulpy yellow peach associated with touches of crushed Mirabelle, hazelnut butter, lemon flowers as well as a subtle varietal hint (in the background), an imperceptible hint of verbena, fresh honey/fresh brioche and fresh hazelnut. Good length.

Note (Score): 15.25+/20

Note (Score): 90-91/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 03/2021

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Blanc sec (Dry white)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)

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