Austerity Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from USA
Review Date : 07-Jun-2018
Brilliant light golden-yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with fresh aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruit with subtle mealy detail harmoniously melded with creamy barrel-ferment elements and nutty oak. A flinty, steely edge lends freshness and vibrancy. Full-bodied, the palate has an elegantly concentrated and fine core of citrus fruit and tropical fruit, finely balanced by integrated creamy barrel-ferment notes with some lifted oak and flinty detail. The palate has a fres edge from the acidity and is underlined by alcoholic drive and power with carries the wine to a lingering, concentrated, sweetly oaked finish. This is a finely concentrated Chardonnay with ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavours with softly integrated oak and subtle flinty detail on a fresh, but powerfully driven palate. Match with poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from Arroyo Seco in the Salinas Valley, Monterey County, 50% fermented in stainless-steel, this portion given 8 months aging in 50% each French and American oak, the other 50% barrel-fermented and given 8 months aging in 65% French oak and 35% American oak. 14.5% alc. 17.5+/20 Jun 2018 RRP $24.99

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