2008 Eagles Rest Flat Block Chardonnay
Mild and moist growing conditions leading into the 2008 vintage have resulted in Chardonnay wines with finesse and good aging potential The wine shows an amalgam of ripe stone fruit, vanilla pod and some subtle toastiness from time in bottle resulting in great complexity. Still fresh and vibrant with hints of flint and mineral, the wine shows concentration with subtlety. The palate shows some lightly grilled nuts and subtle smokiness underpinned with complex fruit flavours. Fine acid drives the elegant structure of this wine resulting in great length and persistence. Maturity is an important part of this wine and it will continue to develop complexity over the next few years.