Fat & Sassy, Tony Bish , 75cl
This Chardonnay has a full, broad nose of refreshing and bright aromas of ripe yellow stone fruits and citrus fruits along with an edge of creamy and nutty barrel-ferment and spicy oak notes, subtle lemon-curd and buttery MLF notes. The palate has flavours of citrus fruits melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty, spicy oak.
The mouthfeel is enriched by integrated layers of lemon-curd and buttery MLF nuances. The palate has an underlying freshness with acid poise, and the wine flows along a fine-textured line with creamy nutty notes leading to a sustained finish with toasty oak.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate;
No false advertising here. The 2017 Fat & Sassy Chardonnay delivers plenty of heft, along with bold flavors of oak spice, vanilla and movie popcorn. It's unabashedly Old School, which probably makes it hipster these days, or maybe not—what do I know? Full-bodied, loaded with pineapple and peach notes, hints of butter and enough acidity to provide a sense of balance, it's just good, flavorful wine for drinking over the next couple of years.