Jancis Robinson | Rating: 95Another dense and layered Hudson chardonnay with plenty of cream and apple character. It's soft and fresh. Almost thick. Maintains a freshness and energy in the big flavor profile. Drink or hold.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Aubert's debut with the famous Hudson Vineyard is the 2014 Chardonnay Hudson, which comes across like a premier cru Meursault. This is made from 20-year-old Wente clones and shows smoky hazelnut and almond notes, buttery tropical fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel and a big, forward style. I'm not sure this will be the longest-lived of the Aubert 2014s, but it is certainly the most flamboyant and showy at this stage.Author: Robert Parker
Vinous | Rating: 96The 2014 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard is an addition to the range. A wine of depth, creaminess and intensity, the 2014 boasts superb richness and depth. Ginger, orange blossom and candied lemon are some of the signatures, but above all else, the Hudson is a wine of vertical intensity and power. The wine gets better and better with time in the glass. Mark Aubert's Hudson Chardonnay comes from the parcel that David Ramey used to get, in what is considered the heart of the vineyard.Author: Antonio Galloni
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