Le Pont Gisborne Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 23-Apr-2017
Bright, even yellow colour with light golden hues, paler on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with tightly bound and deep aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with nutty notes and subtle creamy barrel-ferment suggestions, unveiling flinty nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate is fresh with a tight core of sweetly ripe yellow stonefruits along with nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment elements, and a little flint. The palate is slippery and flows smoothly along a fine-textured line with some underlying alcoholic power providing drive. The mouthfeel has refreshing, balanced acidity, and the wine leads to an elegant, lingering, nuanced finish. This is a taut Chardonnay with stonefruit, nutty and creamy flavours with a little flinty complexity on a fine, driven palate. The wine will develop richness and become rounder over the next 4+ years. From ‘Bridge Estate’. Clones 15 and 95 from Ormond and Patautahi, fully barrel-fermented with high solids and approx. 10% indigenous yeasts to 13.4% alc., the wine aged 14 months in 25% new French and Hungarian oak, undergoing batonnage and 25% MLF. 17.5+/20 Apr 2017 RRP $34.00

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