Robert Oatley Chardonnay Mudgee 2010
Noticeable wood on the nose and butter/cream notes. Nice notes of apple/pear tart, fresh brioche. Smooth and creamy texture and nice flavors of buttery pastry of par and apple. Vibrant acid but kept in check. Hints of tropical fruits. Light smokiness and salinity. Really interesting mix of flavors. Nice wine! 90 pts.
This was light, a hint of sweet and refreshing. It was good in the fridge for one day, but sustained characters for three...just not as pronounced. Melon with a hint of lemon.
Polished, lively and appealing for its sunny pear, cream, vanilla and lychee flavors ... Drink now through 2016. -HS