Bright yellow. More reticent on the nose than the 2007, hinting at stone fruits and toast. Gives a sweeter impression on entry, then turns a bit more clenched in spite of its fleshiness and inherent pliancy, showing considerable power and structure. A classically dry, broad chardonnay with flavors of pear and peach pit complicated by well-integrated toasty oak.
BurghoundRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Burghound on 10/07.
International Wine CellarRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar.
Wine SpectatorRating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/95.