This Jules Taylor Chardonnay 2019 is crisp, yet fleshy, carefully made modern Marlborough Chardonnay. Funk meets white nectarine on nose and palate with careful reduction. The fruit is ripe, but restricted malo makes this taut and a fraction tart, though it adds zing and refreshment. That mid palate width carries the wine, even if it is just a little too taut to be seductive. Still, I can’t doubt the quality and deft winemaking touch here. Good stuff. Best drinking: now to five years.92 pts - Cam Douglas MS
White peaches and lemon, crushed stones and cashew, vanilla spices and grapefruit and new French oak present a bouquet of completeness, enticement and variety. On the palate - wood spices and yellow stone fruit, chalky textures from fine wood tannins, grapefruit and stony earthy qualities all leading to a lengthy youthful and dry finish. Balanced and well made. Drinking best from late 2020 through 2023.