Sacred Hill ‘HALO’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 25-Aug-2016
Bright golden yellow colour with some depth, paler on the rim. This has a softly full and gently concentrated nose that unveils layers of ripe tropical and citrus fruits melded harmoniously with opulent, creamy barrel-ferment elements, nutty and mealy oak and a complex amalgam of butter and minerals. The aromatics grow in intensity with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate features rich and opulent flavours of ripe tropical and citrus fruit entwined with layers of creamy and nutty oak and a buttery MLF sweetness. The palate is full, broad and rounded, with a fine underlying textural thread, and balanced by crisp, lacy acidity providing drive. The wine carries to a sweet, tropical fruited lingering finish with fresh acid and fine texture. This is a rich and opulent tropical-fruited Chardonnay with creamy and nutty oak with buttery notes, and a fine fresh finish. Match with roast pork over the next 4 years. Fruit from the ‘Riflemans Terraces’ vineyard, fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months on lees in 70% new French oak with 100% MLF. 18.5-/20 Aug 2016 RRP $27.99

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