Maui Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 31-Jul-2018
Even straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues. The nose is fresh and full with voluminous aromas of fragrant citrus fruit and yellow stonefruits, along with subtle nutty and spicy oak, and nuances of lemon-curd and butterscotch MLF. The aromatics are up-front with good depth, building with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a moderately concentrated core of citrus and stonefruits entwined with spicy and nutty oak, along with a gentle layering of lemon-curd and butterscotch MLF. The mouthfeel features fine textures and balanced, refreshing acidity, carrying the wine with good energy and drive to a long finish of stonefruits, nutty oak and MLF flavours. This is a fresh, citrussy Chardonnay with good intensity and a finely concentrated core showing nutty, spicy oak and buttery MLF flavours. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 3 years. Hawke’s Bay fruit fermented in stainless-steel to 13.8% alc., the wine aged with French oak, undergoing 100% MLF. 17.0+/20 Dec 2017 RRP $18.99

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