Kumeu River ‘Estate’ Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 07-Feb-2018
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and harmoniously integrated with white stonefruit aromas, fresh white florals and nutty notes and chalky minerals. This shows good volume with elegance, unfolding citrus fruit and spicy oak with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full with mouthfilling flavours of ripe white stonefruits and citrus fruit, along with subtle floral notes, and creamy, nutty oak and spice nuances. The mouthfeel is vigorous with good depth and presence, and is enlivened by refreshing, crisp acidity. The wine has drive and carries to a full, strong, lingering finish of citrus fruits and nuts. This is a mouthfilling, vigorous Chardonnay with fine ripe white stonefruit and citrus fruit along with nutty, spicy oak and refreshing acidity. Match with seafood and poultry dishes over the next 4 years. Hand-picked fruit from6 vineyards, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 20% new oak with 100% MLF. 18.5/20 Feb 2018 RRP $36.00

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