Matahiwi Estate Chardonnay 2019, Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 14-Aug-2020
Bright, youthful light yellow with some depth, even throughout. The nose is elegant with nuances of stonefruit, light cream, vanilla and oak spice element lifted by alcohol power. Medium-bodied, flavours of peaches, apricots, along with pink grapefruit hauling vanilla, nutmeg with lightly creamy MLF lingers to a sustained finish. Acid is lively and well-balanced, carries a savoury tone across the palate, poise and elegance. The mouthfeel has a poise presence of the oak element, which adds flavours and weight as well as a silky texture to the palate. This is an elegant Chardonnay with flavours of stonefruit and complimenting oak element and tension. Match with pork and chicken over the next 3 -4 years. Fermented in a mixture of barrels and stainless steel tanks to 13.5% alc. Aged on lees and partial MLF. 18/20 pts Aug 2020 RRP $22.99

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