Bell Bird Bay ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 13-Nov-2015
Brilliant light golden-hued yellow colour, paler on rim. The nose is full, solid and up-front with aromas of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits along with savoury nutty oak showing barrel-ferment roundness and some toasty detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full, open and broad with mouthfilling and near robust flavours of yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits and savoury nutty oak. The mouthfeel is rounded and underlined by some alcoholic power and light phenolic textures with integrated acidity providing good balance. The fruit sweetness carries the palate to a rounded, nutty finish with toasty oak nuances. This is a full, up-front, rounded and solid Chardonnay with citrussy and nutty flavours. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 2-3 years. Fruit from the Bridge Pa Triangle, oak fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months on lees in barrel. 16.5+/20 Nov 2015 RRP $27.99

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