Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Oct-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour. The nose is full, soft and broad with rich and ripe yellow stonefruits, citrus fruit and tropical fruit aromas, the componentry integrated and harmonious, quite complete and mature. Somewhat restrained on palate, the flavours soft in expression and quite broad and subtly mouthfilling. Ripe tropicAl fruit, oak and hints of nuts and toast. The acid is integrated, and the softness is growing. Mature now, and one to drink up. 18.0/20 Sep 2017 RRP $N/A Mendoza clone fruit from two sites, in the upper and lower Brancott Valley, hand-picked, WBP, native yeast fermented to 14.5% alc. and matured 16 months in 25% new French oak barriques, the wine undergoing full MLF and given lees contact. Brilliant straw-yellow, full, with light golden hues. The bouquet is full and packed with concentrated and interwoven aromas of citrus and mealy fruit and nuts, with layers of toasty oak and buttery MLF. Full-bodied, the palate is rich and harmonious, with a complex amalgam of ripe citrus fruits, nut and butter. The textures are soft and creamy from the barrel-ferment and malo conversion. While broad and lush, there is alcoholic drive and power. This is a decadent and hedonistic Chardonnay to serve with rich poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 3-4+ years. 18.0+/20 Nov 2011 RRP $37.95

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