Cambridge Road ‘Animus’ Martinborough Blanc 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 05-Jul-2015
Full, even, soft golden-yellow colour, a little lighter on edge. The nose is full and aromatic with refreshing white stonefruit and citrussy notes, melded with lemon-curd MLF and a suggestion of butterscotch. This has good depth and a steely freshness. Medium-bodied, the palate has a good core of citrus fruit and white stonefruits intermixed with lemon-curd MLF flavours. The wine has a gentle richness and sweetness with some butterscotch elements adding to the detail. The wine follows a fine-grained phenolic line, which is enlivened by crisp, lacy acidity. This has very good energy and linearity, leading to a creamy-textured finish of citrus and stonefruits and subtle MLF elements. This is a rich and creamy, citrussy Chardonnay with crisp acidity and a fine-textured, lively line. Serve with seafood, pork and poultry dishes over the next 3-4 years. 100% Chardonnay, 75% Mendoza clone from ‘Tirohana’ (‘Voss’) vines, 20 y.o., and 25% clone 95 from the ‘St Martin’ vineyard, vines 16-18 y.o., wild fermented in neutral 300 L puncheons to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 8 months on lees with no stirring, but 100% MLF, bottled unfiltered. 17.0+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $35.00

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