Given time to prove its longevity and most importantly not served over-chilled, d'Arenberg's The Olive Grove McLaren Vale Chardonnay develops intense, complex honey, cashew, fig and soft toast aromas. Typically, butterscotch, light caramel and hints of fresh tobacco are evident too.
The fresh structured mid palate retains its texture but opens slowly into generous sweet banana butterscotch flavors with hints of smoky bacon and green olive tastes before finishing with a persistent developed stone-fruit and chalky texture.
A mature d'Arenberg Olive Grove Chardonnay produces a rich, rolling generous and complex finish balanced by long, clean, refreshing acidity as have more than a decade and a half of previous vintages.
Drink now or cellar for 2–10 years with seafood, as an aperitif, with pasta with a creamy sauce, chicken, veal as well as salad.