Charles Wiffen Marlborough Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 30-Jun-2014
Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The nose is softly full with aromas of white and yellow stonefruits with an attractively rich layering of ripe citrus fruits, nuts and creamy barrel-ferment notes that build in depth with aeration. Dry to taste, the fruit is softly rich, lush and gently mouthfilling with flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits and nuts. The palate is rounded with soft, matty, grainy textures that provide a phenolic dryness, and balanced by barrel-ferment creaminess. The acidity is quite discreet and unobtrusive, and the wine flows smoothly to a very fine-textured, toasty and sweet-fruited finish. This is a softly rich and full Chardonnay with layers of citrussy fruit, cream and nutty flavours. Serve with roasted seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years. Mendoza and clone 15 fruit, fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc. and 6.0 g/L RS, the wine aged 9 months in 27% new French oak barrels, the wine undergoing batonnage and some MLF. 18.5+/20 Jul 2014 RRP $24.55 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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