Sparkling gold in colour, this Chardonnay dominant blend offers bright lemon and white stone fruit with aromas of freshly baked bread, apple pie and toffee apples. The palate is again zesty and fresh with a good citrus structure fleshed out baked apples, pears, nuts and oatmeal. his wine is perfect for drinking now and will continue to develop well over the next 2 years. Far more than just an aperitif wine, the citrus flavours make it an excellent accompaniment to oily fish such as salmon. A warm and dry spring and early summer, enabling quick flowering and successful fruit development, followed an early budburst in April. Unsettled weather in July and August enabled a slower development before an excellent September and October allowed full ripeness at harvest leading to perhaps the best vintage of the decade.