Brightwater Gravels Nelson Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 07-Aug-2018
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter edged. The nose is full and broad with deep and well-concentrated, rounded aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits and savoury citrus fruit, along with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty, toasty oak, buttery MLF and a little complexing flinty detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and full flavours of yellow stonefruit and citrus fruit, creamy, nutty oak and a full layering of lemon-curd and butterscotch MLF. The flavours are up-front and robust with fresh, brisk acidity driving the fruit along a light, phenolic-textured line, leasing to an elegant MLF prominent finish. This is a fulsome and broad Chardonnay with stonefruit, creamy, nutty oak and a layering of lemon-curd and buttery MLF flavours that carry to a light finish. Match with creamy poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 3 years. Fruit fully barrel- fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 35% new oak, undergoing batonnage and 75% MLF. 17.0/20 Aug 2018 RRP $22.00

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