Deep straw hues. Sweet vanilla and hints of almonds on the nose with clean tropical fruit to follow. Delicate oak support. Rich and full in the mouth with layers of full fruit flavours including white peach, apricot, grapefruit, and always the vanilla backing. 2013 weather conditions were particularly cool throughout the ripening period of the Chardonnay. Intermittent hot spells caused rapid ripening in certain blocks, but picking was planned to accommodate both styles, namely, cool/citrus/white fruit and warmer/tropical/yellow fruit. 2013 was a year with localised botrytis but the Chardonnay was unaffected.