Greystone ‘Erin’s Reserve’ Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 06-Jul-2015
Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on rim. The nose is very full and powerful with deep and densely concentrated aromas of white stonefruits and citrus fruits melded with waves of creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes, mealy and flinty layers, flint, smoke and toasty oak. The aromatics are voluminous and have great presence. Full-bodied, the palate is fulsome and rich with powerfully concentrated and deeply packed flavours of sweetly ripe citrus fruit and yellow stonefruit harmoniously entwined with mealy and nutty oak notes, flint and toasty oak detail. This is wonderfully integrated and complete on palate, the wine flowing smoothly with power and presence. The fruit is underlined by fresh acidity, lending drive and poise, and carries to a very long, creamy, lingering finish with nutty and toasty elements. This is a rich, powerful and concentrated Chardonnay with waves of complex flavours and a complete, integrated mouthfeel. Match with roast pork over the next 5-6+ years. Hand-picked Mendoza clone fruit from the steepest block on shallow limestone-rich soils with a north-west aspect, the free-run juice indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 65% new oak with practically full MLF. 73 cases made. 19.5+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $100.00

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