Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2015

$149.99

97 points - limited                    Limited new release from cult Chardonnay producer Mark Aubert. 96 Points Robert Parker:  "His 2015 Chardonnay Larry Hyde& Sons, like many of the 2015s and a consistent characteristic of most of Aubert’s wines, comes from mostly old Wente clones as well, and has a bright gold/greenish hue to its color as well as a big, sweet kiss of caramelized citrus, apple blossom, white peach and a touch of pineapple. It is a beautiful wine, with a full-bodied mouthfeel and a long, zesty finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2026." ...ark Aubert continues to set the bar incredibly high for the world-class quality of his Burgundian-styled, remarkable Chardonnays, which come from relatively cool sites spread from Rutherford in Napa Valley to the far reaches of the Sonoma Coast. As I indicated last year, Aubert is at the top of his game, and it is hard to believe any Chardonnay winemaker in the world is turning out a half-dozen Chardonnays at this qualitative level year in and year out. He has had an incredible run of great success, after being mentored by none other than the reclusive and supremely talented Helen Turley when he took over the winemaking job at Peter Michael, then proceeded on to impressive sojourns at Colgin Estate as well as Tom Futo’s winery in Oakville."

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Ratings on Delectable

Charlie Evans Delectable Pro

Never tried any of these before. Classic Cali Chard but really nice acidity to match.

Never tried any of these before. Classic Cali Chard but really nice acidity to match.

8.9

Daniel Taub

Singing out of the gate

Singing out of the gate

9.4

Tony Chen

It’s pretty good but not as good as the VU SL vineyard

It’s pretty good but not as good as the VU SL vineyard

9.5

Daniel Taub

@Rob Sternthal

@Rob Sternthal

9.4

Luis F Gimenez

.... pure nectar....

.... pure nectar....

9.6

Paco Suro Delectable Pro

Had to try it. Needs 5 years to come into form or as prescribed 4+ hours decanted after being upright 24 hours. I did not follow those instructions. Big wine. 15.2%. Does not hold back. However, it is a complete wine from start to finish. My guess this is a much higher rating in a few years.

Had to try it. Needs 5 years to come into form or as prescribed 4+ hours decanted after being upright 24 hours. I did not follow those instructions. Big wine. 15.2%. Does not hold back. However, it is a complete wine from start to finish. My guess this is a much higher rating in a few years.

9.0

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