Mahi ‘Twin Valleys’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Dec-2014
Clone 95 fruit from the ‘Twin Valleys’ vineyard, Fareham Lane, at the western end of the Wairau Valley, a cool site, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented with high solids to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 15 months in French oak barriques. Bright, even straw-yellow colour with some depth. The nose is tightly bound with fresh and pristine fruit aromas of white florals and stonefruits, entwined with thirst-quenching mineral and chalky notes. This has a deep core that unfolds detailed and complexing layers of citrus fruits, butterscotch and creamy notes of MLF and barrel-ferment, and toasty oak elements. Full-bodied, the palate has a complex array of stonefruit and citrus fruit flavours entwined with nutty and toasty oak, mealy and flinty interest. This has a creamy richness and hints of sweetness, the mouthfeel enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity. The wine is well-poised and balanced, and follows a very fine-textured line, carrying through to a long, dry finish. This is a full and complex Chardonnay with an array of citrus and nutty flavours, and a fresh, lively mouthfeel with underlying richness. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 4-5 years. 19.0-/20 Dec 2014 RRP $39.00

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