|Wine: FAT BASTARD CHARDONNAY (CALIFORNIA) 2015|
|Region: California North Coast|
|Tasting Note: Matured over a plush amount of American and French oak. Bottled under screwcap to retain freshness.
Soft, appealing stone fruit along with tempting touches of hazelnut and lemon blossom with a sweet hint of almond praline.
Rich and round palate with loads of yellow peach, fig and lemon curd, which pleasantly meld to a mid-palate full of intriguing secondary notes of spice, toast and butterscotch with textural nutty, mealy complexity. The depth of the palate extends from the attractive structural acidity culminating in a zesty, clean finish of tangerine and grapefruit pith.
This is a cracking Chardonnay that uses a judicious balance of oak and fruit, well worth grabbing if you want a cheeky quaffer.