Fort Berens Estate Winery 2011 White Gold - 88pts
Availability: Direct from winery here
Production: 135 cases
Date Tasted: June 27th, 2013
Tasting Notes: The 2011 White Gold, Fort Berens' premium Chardonnay produced from grapes sourced from the Black Sage Bench, opens with a lovely nose of stonefruit and ripe tropical fruit aromas supported by vanilla bean and light clove notes. The dry, mouth-watering palate follows with a flavour profile of tart orchard fruit, melons and vanilla cream; true to the cool vintage and infused with the effects of 9 months in French oak.
The tangy palate is helped greatly by the partial malolactic fermentation which has contributed a light buttery texture which continues through to the moderate finish where an unexpected hint of spice lingers. Enjoy this Chardonnay over the next 2-3 years. Drink 2013-2015.
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