In the glass, this wine has a classic Chardonnay hue of pale golden straw. The bouquet draws you in with delicate nuances of wet stones, lichee, white peach, orange blossoms, and a slight hint of toasted almonds. The palate is soft and fleshy and loaded with bright citrus tones of sweet mandarin and Meyer lemon, white nectarine and rich tropical notes of guava, pineapple, and lichee – all complemented by subtle sweet oak. There is a delicate smoothness to this Chardonnay and fantastic weight throughout. This is the wine you'll want to bring to the next big dinner party or business lunch– get ready to accept the kudos.
Since the 1973 vintage won the 1976 Paris Blind Taste Test, I thought I would give this Chardonnay a try. I stopped half way through the bottle and used the rest with some butter to baste my scallops that I had going on the grille. Worked a lot better that way. It was most expensive seafood baste Ive ever had.