Pencarrow Martinborough Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 14-Mar-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, paler on the edge. The nose is moderately full and deep with aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with citrus fruits, along with nutty oak and hints of flint and minerals. The aromatics have a steely freshness. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rounded but concentrated core of citrus fruits, white and yellow stonefruits, nutty oak and flint. Some creamy barrel-ferment and nuances of lemon-curd MLF add detail. The palate is fresh and lively with fine acidity and flows along a fine line, leading to an elegant, citrussy and nutty nuanced finish. This is an elegantly concentrated Chardonnay with citrus and stonefruit flavours complexed by nutty oak and flinty detail, on a fresh, lively palate. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4 years. Clones 15, 95, 809, 548 and Mendoza, from the ‘Om Santi’ and ‘Palliser/Clouston’ sites, barrel-fermented, a quarter by indigenous yeasts to 13.2% alc., the wine aged 7 months on lees with one stirring, in 22% new oak, most of the casks undergoing MLF. 17.5/20 Mar 2017 RRP $22.20

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