Matua ‘Single Vineyard’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Sep-2013
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. This has a fresh, tightly bound and very refined bouquet with subtly interwoven white stonefruit and citrus aromas at the core and beautifully balanced flinty complexities unfolding layers of delicate white florals and nuts. The nose is fresh and youthfully undeveloped. Medium-full bodied, tight and penetrating flavours of white stonefruits, citrus and minerals are underlined by refined and harmoniously integrated flinty sulphide complexities. The purity, finesse and detail are features. The acidity is fresh, but soft and discreet and the mouthfeel is one of dryness, linearity, drive and class. The palate has energy and vitality and carries through to an extremely long and lingering finish with a complex melange of flint, nuts and oak toast notes. This is a beautifully refined and classy contemporary Chardonnay with discreet flinty complexities and an array of detail. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 5-6+ years. Mendoza clone fruit from Brancott Road, fully barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels, undergoing partial MLF and batonnage. 19.5/20 Sep 2013 RRP $59.95

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