Sacred Hill ‘Riflemans’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 31-Jul-2014
Light goldencolour. The nose very tightly held with aromatic and exotic citrus fruits and yellow florals, revealing extremely refined mealy, nutty oak, cashew nut depth, and creamy MLF waves. Medium-full bodied and distinctly elegant, this is about fruit weight and concentration, and slippery flowing, creamy textures. Plenty of potentially complex mealy and nutty notes under the stylishly rich, lush, exotic fruit flavours. Beautifully fine, ripe acidity lends tension and drive, and the wine follows a very smooth thread of phenolics leading to a very long, sustained finish. This builds in depth, revealing layers of interest. Great wine in the making, but already sensational. 19.5+/20 Jul 2014 RRP $TBA

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