Mahi ‘Twin Valleys’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 11-Dec-2018
Light, golden-hued straw-yellow colour with slight green hues and some depth, lighter on the edge. The nose is well-proportioned with up-front and full aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle notes of citrus fruits, and an amalgam of nutty lees and oak, some flinty and mineral complexities and hints of creamy barrel-ferment elements, unfolding a little smoke. The aromatics show concentration and depth. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweetly rich flavours of white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle citrus fruit notes melded with complexing flint and mineral elements, unfolding nutty and delicate toasty oak suggestions. The flavours are mouthfilling with a rounded, but concentrated core, and lacy acidity lends energy as the wine flows a near-seamless, very fine-textured palate line, leading to a rich finish. This is a rich and complex Chardonnay with stonefruit, citrus and nutty oak flavours and complexing flint and mineral notes on a mouthfilling, fine-flowing palate. Match with roasted and grilled seafood and pork dishes over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked clone 95 fruit from the Reed’s ‘Twin Valleys’ vineyard in the Fareham Lane area at the western end of the Wairau Valley, at the junction with the Waihopai, WBP direct to barrel and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 7% new oak, undergoing batonnage and 60% MLF. 19.0-/20 Dec 2018 RRP $39.90

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