Cable Bay ‘White Label’ Waiheke Island Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 04-Jul-2012
Fruit from the ‘Home' and ‘Edwards' vineyards, fully barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., and aged on lees in 20% new French oak barriques for 11 months. Bright straw-yellow colour with some green-gold hues. This has a full, broad and developed bouquet of savoury citrus fruits with oxidative nutty interest that grows in density and depth. Full-bodied, rich citrussy fruit flavours are interwoven with nutty notes and expressed with openness. This is quite approachable now, with a soft, textured mouthfeel and discreet acidity. This has an underlying robustness, but remains gentle and presented with ease, the wine finishing with dry, subtly nuanced, hazelnutty elements. This mature, full-flavoured, European-styled, nutty Chardonnay is reminiscent of a good Macon white. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 2-3 years. 16.0+/20 Jul 2012 RRP $30.00

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