Ruru Chardonnay 2021, Central Otago

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 21-Sep-2022
Bright, medium yellow, even colour throughout. This has a gentle, moderately full bouquet, penetrating apple, citrus, stonefruit and light aromas of flint and spice. Full-bodied, apricot, lemon and apple aromas have a taut concentrated core, adorned by subtle hints of spice and barrel fermentation richness. The acidity is lively and mouthwatering, underlining the ripe fruit intensity. Barrel fermentation enriched the palate with a hint of toast and richness. This Chardonnay is fruit-forward with citrus, stonefruit flavours and toasty enrichment. Match with roasted chicken and pork over the next 3 years. Fermented and aged in barrels on lees for 10 months, no new oak used, 13.2% alc. 17.5/20 pts (88 pts) Sep 2022 RRP $29

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