Hawks View – Chardonnay 2018 – Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley

Hawks View – Chardonnay 2018 – Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley

The nose is elegant, fine, fruity and offers a fine concentration/power and freshness. It reveals notes of fresh quince, yellow apple and small notes of yellow plum/Reine Claude associated with very discreet hints of fresh citrus and a discreet hint of dry fresh grapefruit zests and an imperceptible hint of butter brioche. The mouth is fruity, juicy and offers a beautiful freshness, a very small aerial side, a beautiful definition, a beautiful/elegant acidity as well as tension and harmony. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of juicy/acidulous quince, acidulous Reine Claude plum, green apple skin, a subtle hint of roasted pineapple associated with discreet hints of racy minerality and imperceptible hints of bee wax/nutmeg. Good length. An imperceptible almost saline hint in the background/finish.

Note (Score): 16.75+/20

Note (Score): 94/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2020

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)