Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Big. Buttery. Melt in your mouth.

Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

2016, California United States
  • Big, buttery, melt in your mouth Californian Chardonnay - the best example of the old skool style we've tried in a long, long time!
  • 100% barrel fermented, 100% malolactic (fancy process that gives the white its creamy, buttery taste), aged 7 months in oak
  • "We created Harken Chardonnay because we missed that rich, oaky taste of Chardonnays gone by"
  • RRP $24.99


    It’s big, it’s badass and it’s so buttery you could pour it on your toast! The guys at Harken in California miss the days gone by of those big, rich, oaky and over the top style Chardonnays. They reckon it’s crazy that they went out of fashion. So they did something about it and made Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay.

    Let’s cut to the chase. We’ve wrapped our lips around some so called big, buttery Chardonnays over the years but it’s been a long, long time since we tried a style that took us back to the old school days like this!

    Using ripe, A-grade Californian grapes full of flavour, it’s 100% barrel fermented, 100% malolactic (also called MLF or malo – the fancy winemaking process which gives white wines that creamy, buttery taste), aged 7 months in oak.

    A wine that doesn’t pretend to be anything other than itself. Big. Buttery. Melt in your mouth. Got it?

    A big, rich style like this is crying out for the right food pairing. How about roast pork or chicken in a rich sauce, a creamy pasta primavera or lobster, scallops with butter and cream.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Cork
    Raymond Chan 4 Stars
    Sam Kim 5 Stars
    Browse Wine | White | Chardonnay | 2016 | Harken

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