Lake Chalice Plume Chardonnay 2020, Marlborough

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Feb-2023
Bright, pale straw yellow, even colour throughout. This has a voluminous bouquet featuring tangerine and grapefruit and its zest interweaved with a layer of spice, flint, cream brulee and nutty elements. Full-bodied, aromas of grapefruit, tangerine and peels enriched by cinnamon, flint, roasted hazelnut and cream brulee. The fruit is concentrated with a depth of flavour and intensity. A creamy, textural grip flows along with tangy acid precision to a long, lingering finish. This Chardonnay shows layers of interest featuring a strong citrus core, flint, cream brulee, cinnamon and hazelnut details. Match with roasted guinea fowl and grilled swordfish over the next 5 years. Fruit from a single vineyard in the Lower Waihopai Valleys, handpicked, whole bunch pressed to tank then immediately transferred to barrel, wild-fermented and wild MLF, less stirred and aged in barrel t 10 months. 13.5% alc, 1.1 g/l RS. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Feb 2023 RRP $49.99

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