Rapaura Springs Bouldevines Vineyard Chardonnay 2020, Marlborough

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Sep-2022
Bright, pale yellow with some depth, a slight green hue, and even colour throughout. The nose is full and elegantly presented, with aromas of stonefruit, citrus melded with well-portioned struck match, roasted almond and a buttery underlay. Medium-full bodied, aromas of stonefruit, grapefruit and roasted almond grow in volume as it aerated, unfolding pastry, flint and minerals. The mouthfeel is smooth, lightly coated on the palate with chalky phenolics. Well-balanced acidity supports and lengthens, counterbalancing the toasty elements. This elegant Chardonnay shows fruit's purity and chalky minerals, enriched by toasty barrel details and a lingering finish. Match with roasted poussin and pork loin over the next 5-7 years. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed to a selection of barrels & puncheons, 40% new oak, wild fermented to 13.5% alc, aged 10 months, full MLF. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Sep 2022 RRP $36.90  

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