2019 Rhys, Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains 6x750ml

VM96

HK$5,188 / Case

8 Available

UK Stock: ETA to HK address 6-12 weeks (air)
SKU: hub-VS10229935-6-IB-11356890 Categories: ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Vinous – 96

The 2019 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard is laced with the essence of crushed rocks, white pepper, orchard fruit, white flowers, chalk and mint. It is a bit less forthcoming than the Alpine Chardonnay. Saline notes build into the palate staining finish. This classically austere young Chardonnay just needs time in bottle. Tasted next to the Alpine, the Horseshoe has more mid-palate weight and feeling of phenolic intensity. The differences between the two are remarkable considering the sites are just 400 yards apart. The Horseshoe is planted on Monterey shale, while the soils at Alpine are Purisima, a formation that is about 8 million years younger. Such is the complexity of the Santa Cruz Mountains. [Antonio Galloni, 02/09/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034

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