Millton ‘Opou Vineyard’ Gisborne Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 08-Nov-2017
Brilliant, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, pale edged. The nose is full with a complex amalgam of yellow stonefruits melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, mealy complexities and flinty detail, unveiling suggestions of toast. The aromatics are well-concentrated with good depth. Medium-bodied, the palate has gently building flavours of yellow stonefruits, creamy and nutty oak, and mealy and flinty complexities. Hints of lemon curd MLF add to the interest. The palate has a good heart with depth and soft concentration, and a subtly-textured line with balanced acidity. The flavours unfold the fill the palate, and the wine carries positively to a soft, full, lingering finish. This is a softly building, concentrated and mouthfilling Chardonnay with a complex palate of stonefruits, creamy and nutty oak with mealy and flinty interest. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years. Mendoza clone fruit, hand-picked and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 17% French oak., undergoing partial MLF. Certified BioGro organic and Demeter biodynamic. 18.5/20 Nov 2017 RRP $32.00

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