Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 09-Aug-2013
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on rim. The nose is softly full and broad with aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits unfolding subtle layers of nuts, butter and oak toast. Dryish to taste, luscious, up-front and mouthfilling flavours of ripe citrus and stonefruits form a rich and harmonious amalgam with notes of nuts, butter and toast. This has depth and a solid core to the palate, the softness of the acidity adding to the mellowness of the mouthfeel. The flavours flow smoothly on a creamy-textured line, leading to a long, sustained finish with savoury stonefruit and nutty nuances. This is a full, up-front and mouthfilling Chardonnay with fruit richness and smooth textures. Match with creamy and rich white meat dishes over the next 2-3+ years. 78% ‘Spade Oak’ fruit with 10% Viognier, plus 22% ‘Ashwood’ fruit, the ‘Spade Oak’ vines 14 y.o., 25% WBP and fully barrel-fermented, mainly with indigenous yeasts to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 10% new French oak, undergoing batonnage and 100% MLF. 800 cases made. 18.0/20 Aug 2013 RRP $19.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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