Escarpment ‘Kupe’ Martinborough Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 20-Apr-2016
Bright straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is youthfully firm and deeply concentrated with powerful aromas of fresh white stonefruits melded with intense nutty notes along with complexing oxidative and aldehyde elements, and nuances of flinty, minerally lees. Medium-bodied, the palate is bright and refreshingly lively with tightly concentrated flavours of white stonefruits along with an amalgam of nutty and oxidative elements, aldehyde hints and flinty detail. The mouthfeel is firm and possesses grip, and enlivened by crisp acidity. This has power and drive and the concentrated core carries to a long, nutty finish, This is a youthfully firm, powerful and lively Chardonnay with complex flavours of white stonefruits and nuts, with oxidative and minerally detail. Match with pork and veal over the next 5+ years. Clone 95 from vines planted in 1998 on the McCreanor block on Princess Street, fully barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts to 13.2% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak, 60% undergoing MLF. 18.0+/20 Apr 2016 RRP $45.00

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