Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2016

$149.99

97 points - limited                    Limited new release from cult Chardonnay producer Mark Aubert. 97 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Chardonnay Larry Hyde and Sons is so delicate, precise and nuanced. In 2016, the Hyde leans more towards the citrus end of the spectrum. Candied lemon peel and lifted floral notes are some of the signatures in this striking, beautifully delineated Chardonnay. In most vintages, Hyde tends to give a decidedly forward style of Chardonnay. Mark Aubert's 2016 is all finesse." previous vintage 97 Points Robert Parker:  "The Chardonnay Larry Hyde and Sons is a bigger wine, no doubt the alcohol slightly higher, but the acids are present. The wine reveals terrific white peach and honeysuckle notes along with some quince and marmalade. Rich, full, powerful and long, it is a stunner that should drink well for 10-15 years.." ...Mark 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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Brief tasting notes from the annual Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival. Whites knocked it out of the park this year. Was kind of shocked a wine of this caliber would be at a mass tasting. Figured it would be one of their appellation wines...imagine my surprise when I saw it was their LH&S! 2016...BABY. Almost a sin to drink these this young, but this drank better than other young Aubert’s I’ve had. Laser focused minerality, lemon tart, lemon cream, toasted almonds.

Brief tasting notes from the annual Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival. Whites knocked it out of the park this year. Was kind of shocked a wine of this caliber would be at a mass tasting. Figured it would be one of their appellation wines...imagine my surprise when I saw it was their LH&S! 2016...BABY. Almost a sin to drink these this young, but this drank better than other young Aubert’s I’ve had. Laser focused minerality, lemon tart, lemon cream, toasted almonds.

9.4

Daniel Taub

Sooo good. Needed to open a second bottle

Sooo good. Needed to open a second bottle

9.5

Aaron Rankin

Just going to give the obligatory and warranted “this shit is amazing!”

Just going to give the obligatory and warranted “this shit is amazing!”

9.6

Mike Evans

Better while cold, as it gets a little goopy as it warms up, good for the style I suppose. ,

Better while cold, as it gets a little goopy as it warms up, good for the style I suppose. ,

8.8

Garrett Powell

Electric

Electric

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