Paritua Stone Paddock Chardonnay 2021, Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 28-Oct-2021
Bright, very pale straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The wine has a soft bouquet, slowly opening with some depth, aromas of stonefruit, citrus interweave slightly nutty, oaky elements. Medium-bodied, ripe flavoured peach melded with Meyer lemon, unfolding nougat, barrel spice on the palate. The fruit is perfectly ripe with balanced sweetness and acidity. Lightly use of oak contributes to nutty nougat and spice details; creamy lees and zesty phenolics broaden the mid-palate with weight and texture. This is a harmonious Chardonnay with flavours of ripe peach, citrus adorned by nutty oak and creamy lees details. Match with chicken and pork over the next 3+ years. Clone 95 and 15 from Bright Pa Triangle, machine harvested, destemmed, fermented in stainless steel and half in seasoned oak puncheons to 13.5% alc, left on lees for several months with regular lees stirring. 18-/20 pts (89 pts) Oct 2021 RRP $24.95

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