United States → New Mexico
esbrown reviewed Gruet Chardonnay Barrel Select New Mexico 2005 on April 6, 2006
An interesting and very young Chardonnay, with unresolved Carbon Dioxide present even upon observation. The nose is toasty and nutty, with pears, pears and more pears, leading into a little canned peaches, almonds and honeysuckle aromas. The palate confirms the CO2 observation, so there is a little tingle and spritz to this firecracker, but also floral aspects, pears, bananas and an intense nutty characteristic that reminded me of roasted peanuts at the baseball game. Smooth and chewy on the finish, with crisp acidity. Needs some time to grow into itself.