Hospice Wairarapa Martinborough Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-Jul-2012
Wine from Ata Rangi, Croft, Margrain, Martinborough Vineyard, Nga Waka, Palliser Estate and Te Kairanga. 13.5% alc. Winemaker: Paul Mason. Bright, light straw-yellow colour, light on rim. The bouquet is full in volume and presence, with subtle, brooding aromas of stonefruits and steely minerals that are complexed by buttery MLF nuances and underlying nutty, biscuit oak. Dry and full-bodied, stonefruit and citrus flavours are allied to mealy, nutty oak notes, the flavours framed in a robust and full structure, the solid mouthfeel underlined by brisk, racy acidity. This is fresh and lively, with an underlying power and drive, the palate showing a little alcohol warmth on the finish. This is a full-bodied, powerful Chardonnay with plenty of crisp acidity that needs some time to come together. Match with grilled, pan-fried or roasted seafood, poultry or pork dishes over the next 5-6+ years. (1.5 L) 18.0/20 Jul 2012 RRP $495.00, part of a set of 4 magnums

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