Muddy Water Chardonnay 2018, Waipara

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 05-Jun-2020
Bright, medium yellow with a golden-green hue, even colour throughout. The nose is clean and coy, with aromas of tree fruit, apple, pears, subtle nutty notes reminiscent of raw almonds and baking spices. Medium-bodied, sweet tree fruit melded with a subtle scent of citrus peel; soft acidity rounded with creamy whipped butter, broaden the mouthfeel by the spiciness of nutmeg, cinnamon and note of raw almonds. Dry finish precision with a silken phenolic texture. This is an elegant Chardonnay presenting aromas of tree fruit, citrus peel, raw almonds and baking spices, with a fine-textured phenolic line, and a creamy underlay and poise mouthfeel. Drink over the next 3-5 years with meaty white fish and poultry. 80% of the juice is settled overnight and fermented in French oak puncheons, the balance 20% fermented with full solids, to 13.5% alc. Full MLF, aged in puncheons on lees for 11 months, no fining. Vegan friendly. BioGro Organic certified. 17.5/20pts June 2020 RRP$37.90

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