Yellow/gold in color. The nose has sulfur/smoke and lumber. Someone mentioned marshmallow, and yes, that was on there too. On the palate, this has a nice texture. Very plush and creamy. Lots of oak and charred oak. A bit of lemon on the finish but also a bit of heat. This is a stylistic thing and some will love it and for others, it is just not the type of Chardonnay the want. If you are in the former, add a few points to the score. If you are in the later, lay it down for 3 to 5 years and let the oak integrate a bit and hope the fruit can emerge.