Goldwater Nelson Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 10-May-2017
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale gold hues, lighter on the rim. This has a soft and gently expressed nose that unfolds aromas of ripe peaches and citrus fruits, entwined with subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak notes, and an amalgam of minerals and lemon-curd MLF. The aromatics build in depth and richness with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate features elegantly concentrated and layered flavours of white peaches, yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit, melded with creamy, nutty oak and mealy complexities, unveiling lemon-curd MLF nuances. The wine flows smoothly along a fine-featured line with fresh underlying acidity, leading to a lingering finish of citrus fruits, mealy detail and nutty oak. This is an elegantly concentrated and layered Chardonnay with fine, complex flavours of citrus and stonefruits, nutty and mealy elements and MLF notes. Match with poultry, pork and veal over the next 4 years. Fruit from Moutere clay soils, fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged10 months in 15% new French oak barriques, 80% undergoing MLF. 18.0-/20 May 2017 RRP $23.00

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