Paroa Bay Bay of Islands Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 10-Oct-2015
Brilliant, very pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. This has a very elegant and finely presented nose of white stonefruits, white florals and citrus fruits that unfold nutty barrel-ferment elements and complexing flint and mineral lees and reductive nuances. Medium bodied and elegant in proportion, white stonefruits and citrus fruit show with some sweetness and richness. The palate reveals subtle layers of nutty oak and gunflint mineral complexities and detail as it flows along a fine-textured line. This is softly refreshing with balanced and integrated acidity, and the wine leads to a light, sustained finish with flinty notes. This is an elegant and balanced Chardonnay with stonefruit flavours and nutty, flinty detail and complexities. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and fully barrel-fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 50% new oak, the wine undergoing batonnage and MLF. 16.5+/20 Oct 2015 RRP $33.00

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