Grove Mill Marlborough Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Oct-2017
Bright, light golden-hued yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full and voluminous, with harmoniously concentrated aromas of ripe citrus fruit and tropical fruits melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, and a layering of lemon-curd and butterscotch MLF, unfolding nuances of spice and toast. Medium-full bodied, the palate has bold and up-front flavours of ripe citrus and tropical fruits entwined with a fulsome amalgam of creamy and nutty oak with lemon-curd and buttery MLF flavours with toasty oak. The mouthfeel is soft, plush and rounded with some underlying power and drive. The palate flows smoothly with lively acidity, carrying to a soft, long finish of butterscotch and nuts. This is a rich and plush, mouthfilling Chardonnay with ripe citrus and tropical fruits on a creamy, buttery and toasty palate. Serve with creamy seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 3-4 years. Wairau Valley fruit, clones 95, Mendoza 548 and 15, vines 18 y.o. on average, fully barrel-fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 13% new French oak, undergoing light batonnage and 70% MLF. 18.5+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $18.00

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