Clearview ‘Endeavour’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 28-Oct-2017
Full, light golden-yellow colour with some depth. The nose is immensely voluminous with deeply concentrated with integrated and complex-layered aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits along with nutty and mealy notes, creamy barrel-ferment elements and fresh mineral and flinty detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate is extremely well-packed and concentrated with rich and luscious flavours of yellow stonefruits, savoury citrus fruits and layers of nutty and mealy elements with complexing mineral and flinty characters. The flavours are mouthfilling with a creamy barrel-ferment unctuous texture forming a dense core, which is balanced by a line of crisp acidity. The palate flows along a fine, textural line of fruit extract and richness, with real power, leading to a strong, long and concentrated finish. This is an impressively powerful and richly concentrated Chardonnay of heroic proportions, weight and density, with complex layers of flavour, balanced by fine acidity. Match with creamy and rich seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked fruit from Mendoza clone vines, planted in 1989, the juice run direct to barrel and indigenous yeast fermented with full solids to 14.2% alc., the wine aged 29 months in 100% new oak, undergoing batonnage and 100% MLF. 19.5+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $175.00

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