Batch Winery Thomas Legacy Chardonnay 2020, Waiheke Island

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 29-Nov-2022
Bright, even, pale straw yellow. This elegantly, softly-full bouquet of polished oak aromas of toast, vanilla, delicate spice interweaved oyster shell, lemon sherbet, stonefruit and melon. Full-bodied, aromas of melon, nectarine, lemon and lemon zest, complexed by toast, vanilla, delicate spice and almonds. The fruit shows a complex range of flavours with an excellent acid backbone, unfolding zesty spice and toasty elements. A hint of butter lingers on the palate with fine-textured phenolics and minerals to linearity. This poised Chardonnay possesses a diverse fruit spectrum with freshness and elegant oak components structured and enriched with a lengthy finish. Match with crayfish and crispy pork belly over the next 6-8 years. 100% clone 95, whole bunch pressed to tank, spontaneous fermentation on full solids, racked to new and seasoned French oak barriques for wild fermentation, 13.5% alc, underwent 50% MLF, aged 11 months, 50% new oak. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Nov 2022 RRP $75

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