Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Oct-2018
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, a little pale-edged. The nose is softly packed with deep, rounded aromas of savoury white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle citrus fruit notes melded harmoniously with a layer of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, unfolding smoke and mouthwatering mineral detail. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with a softly concentrated core of integrated flavours of stonefruits, citrus fruits, and creamy, nutty oak. The mouthfeel is rounded and smooth-flowing, with balanced, refreshing, background acidity. This has good linearity and the wine carries to a taut, lingering finish. This is an elegant and softly concentrated Chardonnay with flavours of stonefruits integrated with nutty oak on a balanced, refreshing palate. Match with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4 years. Fruit from four vineyards: the ‘Cook’ vineyard, the ‘Taylor’ in Rapaura, the ‘Twin Valleys’ and a small portion of clone 166 from the ‘Mahi’ home block, hand-picked and WBP, fully indigenous yeast fermented with high solids to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months on lees in 8% new French oak with 40% MLF. 18.0/20 Oct 2018 RRP $29.00

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