The 2018 Chardonnay Spätlese semi-dry is brilliant and shows a pale golden yellow in the glass. There is a good swing of exotic fruits, like candied kiwi, baby pineapple and dried apricot.
In the mouth the Chardonnay presents itself semi-dry very strong with present fruit sweetness and moderate acidity. The 13.5% alcohol gives enormous pressure. In the first moment candied grapefruit, fully ripe pineapple and papaya come to mind. The play of present fruit sweetness and moderate acidity on the one hand, and discreet bitter substances with fine minerality on the other hand, give the wine a good tension and a good structure. The aftertaste is very long and characterized by aromas of candied, exotic fruits, dried apricots, sweet spices and cut grass.
The 2018 Chardonnay is very powerful and yet balanced.