Palliser Estate Martinborough Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 25-Mar-2015
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, lighter on edge. The nose is very elegant and refined with delicate aromas of white stonefruits and citrus fruits. This is tightly bound with nutty and creamy barrel-ferment notes at the core, along with nuances of lemon-curd MLF. The aromatics build in penetration and depth with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate is tightly concentrated and initially unyielding, but grows in concentration and depth with stonefruit and citrus fruit detail. Layers of nuts and nuance of flint emerge with lemon-curd and barrel-ferment creaminess. The palate is fresh and lacy with fine acidity, following a refined, dry, textural lime, leading to a long, sustained finish. This is a very tightly bound and youthfully elegant Chardonnay that will develop richness and layers of interest over the next 4-5 years. Serve with seafood and poultry. Two-thirds clone 15 and one-third clone 95 fruit from the ‘Om Santi’ vineyard, fully barrel-fermented with approx. 50% by indigenous yeasts to 13.9% alc., the wine aged 9 months on lees in 26% new French oak with minimal MLF. 18.0+/20 Mar 2015 RRP $39.00

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