Novum Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-May-2018
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues. The nose is firm and finely concentrated with a tight core of white stonefruits and citrus fruits, along with fresh, steely minerals melded with hints of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak that emerge to provide complexing interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate is taut and elegantly concentrated with bright stonefruit and citrus fruit flavours at the heart, along with a layer of creamy, nutty oak, balanced by crisp, refreshing, cutting acidity. The wine has elegance and linearity, and flows along a very fine phenolic-threaded line, carrying to a long, sustained finish of citrus fruit and nuts. This is a taut, refreshing, finely concentrated Chardonnay with stonefruit and citrus fruit flavours along with subtle nutty oak detail, with crisp, minerally acidity and linearity. Match with grilled and roasted seafood over the next 4-5 years. Mendoza clone Chardonnay from a single site in the Wairau Valley, vines approx. 35 y.o., fully barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 ½ months in 10% new oak with monthly batonnage (on a full moon), with 100% MLF. 18.5/20 May 2018 RRP $40.00

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