This wine is a big Chardonnay that needs a few years to unfold. A bit closed now, lots of oak overlays deep and smooth fruit, with flavors of caramel and cinnamon on the palate. The finish shows good length. Needs 2 to 3 years; if more fruit comes through, will rate higher.
Stewed vegetables and sweaty leather make for an unappetizing initial impression. But on the palate there’s plenty of weight and richness; if anything it’s a trifle heavy and low in acidity. Odd, but may have its fans.