Ashwood Estate Gisborne Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 06-Dec-2013
Full, bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated and packed with fine citrus fruits the unfold layers of complexing mealy, nutty barrel-work and subtle flinty lees notes, with toasty oak emerging, all harmoniously interwoven. Medium-bodied, a softly concentrated core of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits is supported by a fine, dry, textured line that carries with flavours with a little alcohol drive. The complex componentry is subtle, with nuances of mealy, flinty notes, and nutty, toasty oak that gently opens out on the palate. The mouthfeel is smooth, fine and dry, carrying through to a long citrus and nutty flavoured finish enlivened by lacy acidity. This is an elegant, complex-flavoured Chardonnay with fine, dry textures. Serve with white meat dishes over the next 4+ years. 100% Mendoza clone Chardonnay, hand-picked with a portion indigenous yeast fermented in French barrels, one-third new, to 13.1% alc., the wine aged 9 months with 38% MLF and undergoing batonnage. 18.0+/20 Dec 2013 RRP $35.00

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