Dashwood Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Jun-2018
Bright straw-yellow with some pale gold hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is somewhat soft and youthfully unformed at this stage with muted white and yellow stonefruits, citrus fruit and flinty lees elements and a touch of oak. This has a slight graininess and ‘textural’ feel to the aromatics. Dry and medium bodied, the palate offers sweet and luscious stonefruit and tropical fruit flavours with good richness. This is up-front and vibrant, and the flavours and mouthfeel are enlivened by refreshing acidity. The mouthfeel is sweet and smooth-flowing, with very fine phenolic textures and a creaminess from the oak work and MLF. The flavours carry to a lingering finish. Somewhat unformed on the nose, this Chardonnay is sweetly fruited with richness and vibrancy, and subtle oak and MLF creaminess making it a delicious, accessible wine. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. Approx. 70% Wairau and 30% Awatere Valley fruit, fermented in stainless-steel with 30% in barrel to 13.0% alc., the oak component aged 10 months in barrel, a portion new, the wine undergoing batonnage and approx. 90% MLF. 17.0+/20 Jun 2018 RRP $15.99

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