Giesen ‘Small Batch’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 10-Oct-2016
Full, light golden yellow colour, paler on the rim. The nose is softly full with fresh aromas of citrus fruit and yellow stonefruits overlaid by spicy oak, unfolding subtle nutty and creamy barrel-ferment elements and some chalky mineral nuances. Medium bodied, the palate is elegant and penetrating with intense citrus and stonefruit flavours along with bold, nutty and spicy oak. This is fine in proportion and the mouthfeel features a refined textural line, enlivened by crisp and refreshing acidity. This has vitality, energy and tension, and the wine carries to a lingering finish with plenty of spicy and toasty oak. This is an elegantly proportioned, citrussy Chardonnay, overlaid by spicy oak, with fine textures and brisk, refreshing acidity. Serve with grilled and roasted seafood and poultry dishes over the next 3+ years. Chardonnay fruit predominantly from Puketapu, fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in approx. 35% new oak with minimal lees work, avoiding MLF. Batch No. 5CHHB. 17.5/20 Oct 2016 RRP $32.99

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