Greystone Erin’s Chardonnay 2019, North Canterbury

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 09-Jun-2021
Bright, medium yellow, slightly lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and elegant, well-proportioned aromas of warm-butter, salted almonds interweave stonefruit citrus, flinty minerals and delicate spices. Medium-full bodied, the palate is smooth and full, well-packed with nuances of stonefruit, preserved lemon, lemon zest intermix toasted almonds, warm spices and lemon curd. Brilliant acidity flows with great energy, carries lemon zest and fine-textured phenolic to linearity. The mouthfeel is full and textural; chalky thread harmonised the acid tension. This is an elegant, well-proportioned Chardonnay with great flavours, persistence and a textural palate. Match with king prawns and roasted goose over the next 8+ years. Fruit was sourced from a single block, Mendoza clone, wild fermented to 13.5% alc, full MLF, aged 16 months in barrels, 25% new oak. Unfined, only released in exceptional vintages. 19/20 pts (95 pts) June 2021 RRP $120

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