Main Divide Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - South Island
Review Date : 10-Apr-2018
Full, light golden-yellow colour with some depth. The nose is fresh and gently full with a softly packed, but dense core of white stonefruits melded with an amalgam of nuts and marzipan, chalky minerals and flint, and an oxidative hint. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and flavoursome with up-front and lively flavours of stonefruits and citrus fruits entwined with a creamy barrel-ferment underlay, and an amalgam of nuts with lemon-curd and butterscotch MLF. The flavours unfold toasty and mineral elements. The fruit is underlined by a light phenolic thread with fresh, lacy acidity providing brightness and tension. The flavours recede as the wine carries to a light finish. This ia a well-packed Chardonnay with up-front and rich flavours of stonefruits and citrus fruits, along with nutty, barrel-ferment and MLF interest on a bright palate. Match with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 3 years. South Island fruit fully indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged on lees one year in seasoned French oak barriques and puncheons, undergoing partial MLF. 16.5+/20 Apr 2018 RRP $20.99

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