Obsidian ‘Estate’ Waiheke Island Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 11-Jan-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour, pale on the rim. The nose is elegant in proportion, very taut and tightly bound with finely-concentrated aromas of white stonefruits harmoniously integrated with subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty lees and oak elements. Medium-bodied, the palate is firmly composed with a tight core of white stonefruits along with subtle creamy barrel-ferment notes, and nutty, flinty lees and oak. The mouthfeel is fresh and lively, possessing a smooth-flowing. energetic line. The wine carries to a lingering, elegant finish of stonefruits and nuts. This is an elegant, fine and firmly concentrated Chardonnay with white stonefruit and nutty flavours. It will grow in richness over the next 3-4 years. Serve with seafood, poultry and pork dishes. Fruit from the ‘Edbrookes’ vineyard, WBP and fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months on lees in seasoned French oak with 28% MLF. 17.5-/20 Jan 2018 RRP $31.50

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