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Askerne Chardonnay 2022, Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 21-Aug-2023
Bright, even, pale yellow. This has a voluminous bouquet with stonefruit, citrus, nutty elements and spice aromas. Medium-full bodied, aromas of apricot, lemon peels and nectarine melded with delicate spice, pine nuts and a creamy layer. The wine is elegantly presented with generous flavours; fine-textured phenolics flow with lively acidity to a sustained finish. This amiable Chardonnay is generous with fruit and a fine acid line on a creamy and refined texture. Match with white fish and poultry over the next 3-4 years. A blend of Mendoza (36%), Clone 15 (29%), Clone 95 (14%), Clone 548 (13%) and Clone 1066 (8%), handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented in barrels, underwent full MLF, aged 10 months in oak, 25% new oak, less stirred. 13.5% alc. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Aug 2023 RRP $26.90

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