Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 30-Nov-2014
Full, even, light golden-hued straw. The bouquet is very elegant, refined and with excellent proportion and intensity, showing contemporary gunflint and white stonefruits, along with white florals and nuts. The palate has a tight, concentrated core, the flavours opening up to fill the mouth with richness and unctuousness. This has a creamy flow, the flavours increasing in detail. Some phenolic textures emerge and carry the wine to a long finish with good underlying power. Excellent balance, proportion and power here, with just ideal sulphide interest. 14.0% alc. and 1.0 g/L RS, 18 months in 15% new French oak. 19.0+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $N/A Fermented to 14.0% alc. and aged 18 months in French oak, a small portion of which were new. The wine was given extende lees contact. Brilliant straw-yellow colour with green-gold hues, this has a concentrated and dense nose, packed with citrus fruits and powerful complex reduction aromas fully interwoven with the fruit. However, redeemed by superb, vibrant citrus fruit with great concentration and energy, the fruit complexed by layers of toast, nuts and flint that build on the palate. The acidity is bracing, and provides lusciousness and liveliness, adding to the obvious potential. Toasty oak is prominent on the finish, with warmth and great length. This will keep 5-6+ years.  Feb 2012  RRP $37.99

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