Lake Chalice The Raptor Chardonnay 2021, Marlborough

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Feb-2023
Bright, even, pale yellow. The nose is softly full and elegant, with aromas of citrus and stonefruit entwined with spice and nutty oak elements. Medium-bodied, aromas of lemon, lemon peels and grapefruit form a taut core, unfolding apricot, almond and spice. A creamy mouthfeel softens the citrus, zesty details; acid tension drives focus and persists to a long finish. This elegant Chardonnay is well-structured with a citrus core, spice and balanced nutty oak influence. Match with groper and pork over the next 3-5 years. Fruit from Central Wairau, wild fermented to 12.5% alc, aged in barriques. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Feb 2023 RRP $24.99

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