Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 30-Nov-2014
Light golden straw-yellow colour. The bouquet show well-integrated aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits interwoven with subtle flint and mineral notes and sweet oak vanilla and toastiness. Rich and lush on palate, the fruit is sweet and up-front, quite creamy in texture and flow. The drive is restrained, but there is mouthfilling presence. This has concentration and layers of flinty interest, melded with toasty oak that grows in the glass. This has developed richness and creaminess, and come together beautifully. 14.0 % alc. and 1.9 g/L RS, 18 months in 15% new French oak. 19.0-/20 Oct 2014 RRP $N/A Surprisingly elegant and shows great style and finesse, without compromising any depth of character. Fermented to 14.0% alc, this was aged 18 months in French oak, only a small portion new. This is light golden straw in colour with a concentrated but elegant nose of ripe citrus fruit, mealiness and nuts. The palate is one of refinement with an underlying and understated power that makes its presence felt as one drinks it. The flavours hold their own, no matter what food is thrown at it, and the crisp acidity provides a cutting line of steel. Drink with all seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years.  Mar 2011

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