Coopers Creek ‘Swamp Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 07-Sep-2018
Full, even, light golden-yellow colour with some depth. The nose is softly full, broad and voluminous with gentle, harmonious layers of ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits along with subtle, savoury reductive elements, mealy complexities and nutty oak. This has detail and finesse. Medium-full bodied, the palate has layered flavours of ripe white and yellow stonefruits, and tropical fruit, harmoniously melded with nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment elements. The flavours form a rounded but concentrated core that unfolds richness and detail. The mouthfeel possesses a fine acid line that provides freshness and linearity. The wine flows smoothly to a gentle, elegant, refined finish. This is a refined and elegantly concentrated, complex detailed and harmoniously balanced Chardonnay. Match with roasted pork and veal over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from a single site on the Havelock North hills, fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months on less in approx. 30% new French oak barrels, undergoing batonnage and full MLF. 19.0-/20 Sep 2018 RRP $38.00

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