Hunter’s Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Apr-2017
Bright, even, yellow colour with light golden hues, paler edged. The nose is well-concentrated and elegantly proportioned with fine, fragrant aromas of citrus and yellow stonefruits melded harmoniously with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty, toast oak complexities. This has freshness and vitality and mouthwatering, steely and mineral nuances underlining the fruit and oak. Medium-bodied, the palate has a concentrated heart of white and yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit layered with subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak flavours. Some minerally lees add detail and interest. The mouthfeel is fresh and flows along a fine, taut line with lacy acidity enlivening the palate, providing energy and tension. The wine carries to an elegant finish of nuts and toast. This is a crisp, refreshing Chardonnay with stonefruit and citrussy fruit interwoven with nutty and toasty oak. Serve with grilled seafood and poultry over the next 4-5 years. Old vine Mendoza fruit predominantly from Rapaura and Omaka, fully indigenous yeast barrel-fermented with high solids to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak barrels with batonnage and 15-20% MLF. 18.0/20 Apr 2017 RRP $21.99

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