Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà
Limpid gold. Vibrant, mineral-and oak-tinged citrus and orchard fruit aromas take on a floral nuance with air. Powerful yet lithe in the mouth, offering juicy pear, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors that show a touch of smokiness. Finishes very long and chewy, with a resonating mineral note and firm, spicy cut.
Slightly prickly aromas of apple, passion fruit and oak introduce a full palate. Briny apple flavors include a pop of scallion and green herbs, while this single-vineyard Chardonnay is steady on a finish held together by acidity. Drink now.
Wow. A glorious chardonnay that I have been admiring for decades. It’s full-bodied with layers of ripe apple, hints of white peach and nougat and vanilla undertones. Creamy. It’s full-bodied and gorgeous all the way through. Drink or hold.