Craggy Range ‘Gimblett Gravels Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 24-Mar-2016
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The nose is softly full and harmoniously concentrated with aromas of white stonefruits entwined with subtle layers of mealy and nutty oak, and flinty minerals, along with suggestions of lemon-curd MLF elements. Medium-bodied, the palate features soft, concentrated flavours of white stonefruits with creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes balanced by fine phenolic textures and integrated, piquant acidity providing a driven line. The wine unfolds gunflint, smoke and lemon-curd MLF detail which is carried to a long, lingering, finely concentrated finish. This is an elegant, softly concentrated and finely textured Chardonnay with white stonefruit flavours and layers of nutty and flinty interest. Serve with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.4% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 28% new French oak barriques with 100% MLF. 18.5/20 Mar 2016 RRP $31.95

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