Coopers Creek ‘Select Vineyards – Plainsman’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 06-Oct-2017
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft with a concentrated core of savoury citrus fruit harmoniously melded with nutty and creamy barrel-ferment notes with sweet American oak vanilla elements entwined with lemon-curd MLF. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a well-packed and concentrated, but rounded core of savoury citrus fruit and creamy barrel-ferment and nutty elements, showing American oak vanillins and lemon-curd MLF. The flavours are mouthfilling with good depth and richness, and the wine flows with positive energy along a soft-textured line with lacy, refreshing acidity. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish with toasty oak nuances. This is a rich, concentrated, rounded Chardonnay with citrus fruit, sweet nutty American oak and lemon-curd MLF flavours on a soft-textured, but fresh palate. Serve with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Fruit from 3 sites, 2 from Bay View and one from Koropiko, fully barrel-fermented in seasoned American and French oak to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 6 months in barrel, undergoing some batonnage and 85% MLF. 18.0/20 Oct 2017 RRP $22.00

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