Monowai Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Sep-2017
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues and some depth, lighter on the edge. This has a full, broad nose with good intensity of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit, along with an overlay of lemon-curd and butterscotch MLF. The nose retains good freshness. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has mouthfilling flavours of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit entwined with lemon-cud and buttery MLF notes. The flavours are up-front and form a deep heart. The wine flows along a light, phenolic-textured line with fresh acidity providing underlying energy, leading to a lingering finish of stonefruits, MLF and nutty oak. This is a full and up-front Chardonnay with stonefruit and citrus fruit flavours and an overlay of MLF on a light-textured palate. Match with poultry and pork over the next 3+ years. Clone 15 fruit from the ‘Monowai’ vineyard, vines 15 y.o., tank-fermented with 20% in barrel to 14.0% alc., 60% of the wine aged 12 months in 30% new oak, the wine undergoing batonnage and 100% MLF. 16.5-/20 Sep 2017 RRP $20.00

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