Grant Burge Benchmark Chardonnay is pale straw in colour. On the nose there's intense aromas of yellow peach, melon and pineapple with sweetly spiced vanilla custard tart and toasty oak. The palate shows dense flavours of luscious tropical fruit sweetness of pineapple, paw paw and sweet, ripe yellow peaches. The subtle impact of partial oak adds a wonderful creaminess to the palate and layers of flavour evoking exotic sweet spiced pastries, gooey caramel and butterscotch with a hint of toasty oak. The finish is rounded and richly flavoured, carried forward into a long finish.