Heydon Estate held its fifth annual vertical tasting last Sunday (a Gourmet Escape fringe event). Guests swirled and savoured six vintages of The Willow Chardonnay – looking at 2009 through to 2014 vintages.
The earlier vintages were starting to show more developed stone fruit and tropical fruit characters, layered with delicious nutty, honeyed notes, whilst still showing impressive freshness; a testament to just how well our flagship Chardonnay can age.
We enjoyed cool yet sunny conditions, perfect for a lazy afternoon tasting alongside our vines, whilst enjoying the dulcet tones of local jazz singer Cassandra Charlick. Thanks to all those who attended and supported this annual event!
(23 November, 2017)