Escarpment ‘Kupe’ Martinborough Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 07-Mar-2012
Bright pale straw colour with some yellow hues, pale on rim. This has a softly full bouquet with gentle layers of citrus fruits, yellow peaches, a hint of butter and oxidative nutty complexities that unfold in the glass. Dry and full-boded, this has a subtle, powerful and building palate with flavours of apples, citrus and stonefruits in a complex, nutty amalgam which gently fill the mouth. The oak is very subtle. This has presence with discreet acidity and a fine, drying textural thread that leads to a firm moderately long finish. This is a complex, nutty and oxidative white burgundy styled wine with a soft, dry palate. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Clone 95 fruit from vines planted in 1998 from the ‘McCreanor' block, Princess Street, native yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc. and aged 11 months in 15% new French oak, the wine given lees-stirring and undergoing full MLF. 17.5+/20 Mar 2012 RRP $49.00

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