Hancock & Sons Bridge Pa Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 21-Dec-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale edged. The nose is elegant in expression with fine proportions, and harmoniously interwoven aromas of white stonefruits, citrus fruit and peach, finely layered with subtle, spicy and nutty oak. This is fresh with an underlying firmness, unfolding barrel-work detail with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has an elegantly concentrated core with flavours of citrus and yellow stonefruits harmoniously entwined with nutty and spicy oak supporting the fruit. The mouthfeel has depth and richness, and is balanced by fine textures and refreshing acidity. This has good linearity and carries to a lingering finish. This is an elegantly concentrated and rich-fruited Chardonnay with citrus and stonefruit flavours supported by a harmonious layering of spicy and nutty oak on a fine and fresh palate. Serve with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked clone 96 fruit from Bridge Pa, WBP and fermented, two-thirds in stainless-steel and one-third in French oak to 13.9% alc., the wine undergoing batonnage and MLF, the malic acid levels very low. 18.0/20 Dec 2018 RRP $25.00

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