L.J. scored this wine: 90/100
Medium gold barrel fermented Chardonnay; 11 months "sur lie" in French barriques; malolactic fermentation with monthly lees stirring. A very rich tasting and creamy full bodied wine with intense flavours of ripe pear, yellow apple, lemon and honey, vanilla and a hint of clove from the barrel aging. Medium acidity. This paired beautifully with a sheet pan dinner of chicken thighs, apple and onion quarters, and sweet potato chunks all marinated in lemon juice, olive oil and herbs before baking. The caramelized fruit and vegetables, with the warm sweetness from the apple and the juicy roast chicken complemented the warm, rich flavours of the wine.