Borthwick Wairarapa Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 03-Dec-2013
From vines planted in 1997, the fruit WBP and indigeneous yeast fermented in French and American oak to 13.8% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak puncheons with ‘minimal’ MLF. Bright, light, golden-hued straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. The nose is full and bold with intensely concentrated aromas of ripe citrus fruit infused with MLF butterscotch, unfolding flinty elements. Medium-full bodied, strong flavours of citrus fruit, butterscotch, smoke and gunflint form a concentrated core. The palate features crisp, racy acidity and a fresh, lively mouthfeel, which drives the flow of flavours. Citrus, butter and cream are infused in a refined textural thread that carries the flavours to a long, sustained, light and dry finish. This is a flavoursome Chardonnay with citrus and buttery flavours and a racy, refreshing mouthfeel. Serve with pan-fried seafood and creamy poultry dishes over the next 4+ years. 18.0-/20 Dec 2013 RRP $24.95

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