Bushmere Gisborne ‘Classic’ Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 23-Apr-2017
Brilliant yellow colour with light golden hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is full and softly interwoven with harmonious aromas of yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak notes, and subtly complexing lemon-curd MLF and toasty elements. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with fine, fresh and tightly bound flavours of yellow stonefruits and nuances of tropical fruits entwined with creamy barrel-ferment notes. The fruit is still to unfold. The palate has a light, grainy texture with bright, fresh acidity that enlivens the mouthfeel. The wine carries to a tight, firm, lingering finish of creamy and nutty oak. This Chardonnay has a harmonious and complex nose with a tight, fresh, concentrate palate of stonefruits and creamy, nutty oak on a fine, grainy-textured palate. It will develop over the next 4+ years. From David and Shona Egan’s estate. Central Valley, 60.5% clone 548, first pick, 20% clone 15 from vines 11 y.o. and 19.5% Mendoza, vines over 25 y.o., fully barrel-fermented by indigenous yeasts to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months on lees with 4 months batonnage in 20% new French oak, with 20% MLF. 18.0+/20 Apr 2017 RRP $25.00

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