Sea Level ‘Home Block’ Nelson Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 21-Mar-2016
Bright, light straw-yellow colour, pale edged. This has an elegantly proportioned nose, quite tightly bound and refined in presentation, showing clear citrus and stonefruit aromas along with nutty oak and flinty detail, unfolding to reveal creamy barrel-ferment and lemon-curd MLF interest. Medium-bodied and fine on palate, tightly bound flavours of citrus fruits show with soft mealy and nutty notes and spicy oak. The mouthfeel is bright and lively with underlying lacy acidity, and the wine flows along a very fine-textured line, balanced by creamy barrel-fermentation. Lemon-curd MLF and nutty elements show on the lingering finish. This is an elegant and refined, lively Chardonnay with balanced citrus fruit and creamy, spicy, nutty oak. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4 years. Clone 95 Chardonnay from the ‘Home Block’, hand-picked, WBP and fermented in French oak puncheons to 12.5% alc. and 4.1 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months in 20% new oak with batonnage and MLF. 18.0/20 Mar 2016 RRP $24.95

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