DuMol Isobel Chardonnay 2017
Pungent lemon curd, honeycomb and ginger aromas open the wine as lemon verbena and white flower blossom notes add intrigue. The oily glycerol intensity is immediate on the palate with grapefruit, lemongrass and a hint of tropical fruit leading to a round and full mid-palate before saline oyster shell acidity takes hold. The exotic tangy citrus oil finish is mouthwatering and long. For most vintages of Heintz Isobel, I recommend up to a decade of aging, but we should enjoy this wine on the early side for its wonderful natural viscosity and opulence. It would be a shame to wait too long and lose this character to maturity. Drink between late 2019 and 2023.