Felton Road 'Block 2' Chardonnay 2010
No fining, no filtration, No cold stabilisation - the appearance is a smidgen different from a filtered example, but I would challenge guests in an evening lit restaurant to notice. Wine maker Blair says "...it's the closest thing to a natural wine we can make".
N: Generous and quite fruity, but not overtly so; the oak is obvious, but seems stage left and seeking too much attention.
P: Complexity and texture are the key attributes on the palate. The oak is more obvious, but in balance with the rest of the flavors - fine and sweet (oak). The acidity is, for me, the backbone of this wine and adds to an already great structure. Wonderful balance and finish - a fine wine.