The vintage rolls over and the wheels keep turning on this incredibly popular Californian Chardonnay. A big, opulent, oaky and buttery wine, very much "Old School” and unashamedly styled for those of you searching for those blockbusters from the ‘80s. Yep, this is it, a Chardonnay that simply oozes flavour with tropical fruits and sweet pear amongst crème brulée and buttered toast notes. Great drinking and stunning value for lovers of a more decadent Chardonnay.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"We created Harken Chardonnay because we missed that rich, oaky taste of Chardonnays gone by. At some point, someone decided that those great toasty notes and buttery finish went out of style. We think that’s crazy. So we brought it back. Honouring the days when things were done right–including the art of winemaking.
Harken Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented to create a rich Chardonnay exhibiting a classic profile of tropical fruit and Bosc pear alongside warm oak aromatics. The luscious palate suggests crème brulée and buttered toast, and finishes with fresh acidity."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"It's instantly appealing on the nose showing mango, baked fig, vanilla and cedar characters with a seductive butterscotch undertone. The palate displays excellent weight and power, combined with creamy mouthfeel and mellow acidity, finishing long and opulent. At its best: now to 2024."
91/100 & Gold Medal, Tastings.com, August 2020 (2019 Vintage)
2020 World Value Wine Challenge – Top 10 Best Value US Chardonnay
"Roasted aromas and flavours of warm pineapple upside down cake, herb roasted nuts, blonde tobacco. And ginger snaps with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, captivating, medium-long finish imparting notes of caramel apple with fine, fruit tannins and light oak flavour. A spot on, old school California Chardonnay that hits all the fruity and toasty oak notes"