Coopers Creek ‘Swamp Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 06-Oct-2017
Bright, light golden-yellow with lemon hues, a little paler on the edge. The nose is full and deeply concentrated with well-packed aromas of savoury citrus fruit and yellow stonefruits harmoniously entwined with complex creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes, subtle buttery MLF, and toasty oak unfolding smoke and a hint of minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has deeply concentrated and densely packed, rich flavours of savoury citrus fruit, yellow stonefruits, mealy elements and complexing layers of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak. Some buttery MLF and toasty oak adds interest. The flavours are mouthfilling witth underlying drive, and the wine flows along a finely textured line with fresh, lacy acidity, leading to a very long and sustained finish of citrus fruit and toast. This is a rich, fulsome and complex layered Chardonnay with savoury citrus fruit, creamy and nutty oak, and with toast and smoke. Match with grilled and roasted poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked fruit from a single vineyard in the Havelock North hills, WBP and barrel-fermented with 40% by indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months on lees in 40% new oak with some batonnage and 100% MLF. 19.0-/20 Oct 2017 RRP $40.00

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