Giesen The Fuder Series Clayvin Chardonnay 2016, Marlborough

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 14-Jan-2021
Bright, medium straw-yellow with a light gold hue, slightly lighter on the rim. The bouquet is expressive and full, nuances of toast, roasted nuts are filling the glass, along with stonefruit, citrus, bonfire and minerals. Medium-bodied, the palate is bright and delicate, the aroma of lemon, apricot has a fine core, unveiling hazelnuts, toast and a hint of toffee; soft ginger white spices linger to a long, sustained finish. A light phenolic line added to the silky mouthfeel, supported by a precise acid tension. This is an elegant Chardonnay with precision and fineness, showing subtle positive developments adorn complexity. Match this with roasted guinea fowl and tiger prawns over the next 8+ years. Selectively handpicked, whole bunch pressed, wild yeast starter fermented in 1,000L German fuder to 13.3% alc, rested on lees for 11 months, 100% MLF. BioGro organic certified. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Jan 2021 RRP $56.99

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