Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 30-Nov-2014
Full light golden colour. The nose is very full and voluminous with a gentle density of white stonefruits and citrus fruits complexed by gunflint lees and minerally reduction, the aromatics balanced and interwoven with harmony. Concentrated and tightly bound on palate, this has intensity of flavour, the fruit and complexing oak and flinty inputs in balance and integrated. The palate has drive and great acid cut, lending freshness and finesse. This will develop well with its elegance, intensity, power and cut. 14.0% alc. and 0.6 g//L RS, 18 months in 15% new French oak. 19.0-/20 Oct 2014 RRP $35.00 Bright, light golden-green hued straw-yellow colour. The bouquet is elegant and exudes finesse with seamlessly interwoven aromas of white stonefruits, gunflint reduction and toasted nuts, all in balance and proportion. Full-bodied, concentrated and intense flavours of white stonefruits and citrus fruit are the feature on palate, with complexing elements of minerals, flint and toasty nuances. The flavours are beautifully integrated, forming a deep, smooth-flowing core with richness and near creamy textures, expressed with stylish restraint. The mouthfeel has vitality and acid tension to balance, and the wine carries the flavours to a very long and sustained finish with stonefruit and mineral notes. This is a smooth, seamless and refined Chardonnay with concentration and flinty complexity. Serve with roasted and grilled white meat dishes over the next 5+ years. Fruit cropped at 5 tonnes per hectare, indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 15% new French oak with very little batonnage, but 100% MLF. 19.0-/20 Apr 2014 RRP $35.00

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