Hunter’s Offshoot Chardonnay 2018, Marlborough

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Feb-2021
Bright, yellow-gold colour, slightly lighter edged. The nose is gently full and complex; nuances of nuts, butter, struck match are in well-proportioned, underlying stonefruit. Medium-full bodied, vibrant aromas of peaches, nectarines along with citrus interweave hazelnut, pencil shavings and whipped butter. The flavours are voluminous and well-proportioned, taut acid persists on the palate, providing freshness and carry flavours to a lengthy finish. This is a voluminous Chardonnay with complex flavours and a taut acid tension. Match with roasted pork and fowl over the next 5 years. Old vine Mendoza from Rapaura vineyard, handpicked, gently-pressed, indigenous fermentation in large oak casks with full solids to 12.5% alc, 1.46 g/l RS. Full MLF, aged on lees for 12 months and a further 6 months in tank. 100% French oak, 30% new. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Feb 2021 RRP $34.90

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