Anchorage ‘Reserve’ Nelson Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 28-Dec-2015
Fruit from the ‘Flett Road’ vineyard, fermented to 12.9% alc. and 6.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months in barrel with full MLF. Bright, light yellow colour with some golden hues, lighter on the edge. This has a tightly bound, restrained and elegantly proportioned bouquet with aromas of white stonefruits and citrus fruits at the core. The aromatics show a steely freshness with delicate lemon-curd MLF, and sweet and spicy, nutty oak. This has an aromatic lift and fragrance. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, fine and tightly held flavours of stonefruits and citrus fruits are entwined with lifted, aromatic herbal notes, nutty oak, and nuances of spice and toast, with a subtle detailed layering of lemon-curd MLF. The wine follows a soft-textured line with light, lacy acidity lending freshness, leading the palate to a subtle, crisp, citrussy and nutty finish. This is an elegant, fresh and crisp Chardonnay with restrained citrussy fruit and delicate oak and MLF notes. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 2 years. 16.5-/20 Dec 2015 RRP $18.00

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