Hunter’s Marlborough Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Oct-2017
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The nose is tight with fresh aromas of white stonefruits and citrus fruits, subtly interwoven with nuances of barrel-fermentation nuttiness and delicate flinty complexing detail. This has a penetrating core revealing white florals, citrus and minerals that emerge with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate features lively, near-juicy and succulent flavours of stonefruits and citrus fruits, enhanced by a subtle, creamy, barrel-ferment amalgam. The fruit is balanced by fresh acidity and fine-textured phenolics that lend dryness and elegance. The wine flows with excellent linearity, the concentrated core carried by the acidity to a long, lingering, refreshing finish. This is a bright fresh sweet stonefruit and citrus fruited Chardonnay with fine textures and linearity. Match with seafood and poultry over the next 4+ years. Predominantly Mendoza clone fruit from estate vineyards in Rapaura and Omaka, from vines 5-20 y.o., indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak, undergoing batonnage. 17.5+/20 Jun 2015 RRP $20.99

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