(2014) Whole-bunch pressed and barrel fermented in French oak (20% new) this wine was then aged for 10 months on its lees in barrel. There's a fine, green bean vegatility to this along with oatmeal and almond and a core of racy citrus and apple that immediately makes me think of Burgundy. With time a deeper, green fig component is there, but it stays fairly crisp and fresh. On the palate there has weight and volume. It's 14.5% ABV does give a little alcoholic heat, but the freshness is there through the white fruit flavours and the core of acidity. Not quite as linear and laser-like as the Acero 2009, but a lovely Chardonnay.