Planeta Chardonnay 2015
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: November 20, 2017
- Last modified: November 20, 2017
Ripe, full and rich, with dense white florals, sweet almond paste, fleshy yellow peaches, ripe apricots and musk melon weighting the creamy palate, lingering on the finish with a pool of lemon caramel. Yes, this is not a shy Chardonnay. Fermented and aged in 50% new 225 L Allier oak barriques for 10 months. For all its creaminess, this holds a fine capillary of acidity that streams it along, and a saltiness that buoys it through the finish, elevating it from the old school. If this was half the price, it would make sense and impress.