Morton Estate ‘Black Label’ Gisborne Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 03-Dec-2018
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter edged. The nose is full and broad with good volume and a deep heart of ripe tropical and citrus fruits melded with a layer of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak along with some buttery MLF. The aromatics are soft and round in presentation with subtle nutty, toasty detail emerging in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate has full and rich flavours, and is packed with ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavours, harmoniously entwined with creamy barrel-ferment, nutty, toasty oak and subtle lemon-curd and buttery MLF. The flavours are mouthfilling and accessible with fresh acidity providing palate drive, and the wine carries along line leading to a positive finish of tropical fruits, nuts and butter. Match with roasted pork over the next 4 years. Clones 15 and 95, equal portions from Ormond and Patutahi, fully barrel-fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine aged one year in 15% new oak with batonnage and partial MLF. 18.0+/20 Dec 2018 RRP $19.99

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