Isabel Marlborough Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 22-Aug-2013
Chardonnay fruit hand-picked, WBP and fully barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in seasoned French oak, undergoing partial MLF and batonnage. Even straw-yellow colour with light golden hues’ pale on edge. This has an elegantly proportioned, intense nose, tightly bound with ripe citrus fruits at the core. With aeration, aromatic elements unfold, revealing subtle butterscotch, oak, mineral and steely notes. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of fresh citrus fruits and yellow stonefruits are tightly bound. The fruit is enriched by seamlessly integrated and interwoven nutty oak and butterscotch layers. The mouthfeel is fresh with lacy acidity and the flavours flow smoothly with refined textures providing good linearity, carrying through to a long and sustained finish. This is an elegant, citrussy Chardonnay with integrated oak and buttery nuances and a fresh and fine-featured mouthfeel. Match with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4+ years. 17.5+/20 Aug 2013 RRP $26.99

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