Cognoscenti Gisborne Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 23-Apr-2017
Bright, even yellow colour with pale gold hues, lighter edged. The nose is fresh, firm and deeply packed with aromas of bright yellow stonefruits along with nutty oak, and barrel-ferment detail, complex lees notes and a little smoke. Medium-full bodied, the palate has good power with moderately concentrated flavours of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits entwined with nutty and creamy oak, forming a firm core. The palate has very good detail and balance, and the wine flows along a fine, taut, textural line with fresh, underlying acidity. The wine caries to a long and sustained stonefruity and nutty finish. This will develop well over the next 4-5+ years. From Waimata Vineyards. Mendoza and clone 15 fruit from Knights Road, Patutahi, WBP and barrel-fermented, 60% with indigenous yeasts to 13.6% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 25% new oak barriques with batonnage and 30% MLF. 18.5/20 Apr 2017 RRP $22.99

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