Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay 2017 - 750ml

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95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2017 Chardonnay Estate is beautifully expressed this vintage, scented of warm citrus, honeycomb and a singular undercurrent of spices. The palate is satiny with full, ripe fruit energized by bright freshness and mineral character, and the wine finishes very long, pure and uplifted. It improved slowly over several days and will benefit from time in the cellar or a long decant.

94pts Wine Enthusiast

There's a core of pear, light oak, toast and sea spray on the nose of this bottling from the iconic producer. Crushed chalk and almond flavors meet with a streak of lemon blossom on the palate, which is elegantly textured and built to last. MATT KETTMANN

91pts Wine Spectator

Pure and powerful, with dried sage and preserved citrus accents to the ripe pear and baked apple flavors. Ginger and roasted pineapple notes appear on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,832 cases made. — KM

Winemaker Notes

Barrel fermented with complete malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged on its lees for ten months in 50% new Burgundy barrels. This barrel regimen gives the wine weight. Apple blossom and honeysuckle aromas are the high notes with reductive earth flavors forming the basis. The lengthy finish bodes well for a long evolution.