Bright, even, light golden-yellow colour, with fresh, robust aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit entwined with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak unfolding a little toast. Medium-full bodied, the palate has bold and up-front flavours of sweetly ripe tropical fruit and stonefruits, with savoury citrus fruit and whispers of butterscotch. The flavours are mouthfilling with balancing creamy and nutty oak and fresh, lacy acidity. This is a fulsome, well balanced, robust Chardonnay. A classic vintage for Hopesgrove.
Raymond Chan **** 18.5/20