VIDAL LEGACY CHARDONNAY 2015
Bright straw-yellow colour. The bouquet is very full and powerful, with deep and densely packed aromas of white stonefruits and a strong layering of gunflint reduction, unfolding nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment detail. This has concentration plus, with considerable complexity. Full-bodied, the palate exudes sheer power with vibrant flavours of white stonefruits with prominent gunflint reductive notes. The gunflint is backed by nutty and creamy oak elements which add a roundness to the mouthfeel, but the palate retains fresh acid cut. There is soft grip and texture which adds to the presence. This has great drive and linearity, the concentration carrying with great length, revealing some toastiness. A bit of a monster, with strong reductive flavours, but matched by the fruit richness. This is wonderfully balanced.