Stone Paddock Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 30-Jul-2017
Bright, straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is up-front, full and solidly packed with aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits along with savoury citrus and tropical fruits, showing some secondary development, unfolding creamy barrel-fement and nutty oak notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full, open and accessible with good depth of sweetly ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits entwined with a little savoury citrus fruit from secondary development. The mouthfeel is rounded and concentrated, and the palate enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity. The wine carries easily to a light, phenolic-textured, dry finish. This is an up-front, rich and rounded Chardonnay with sweet stonefruit and tropical fruit flavours, just showing some secondary interest, finishing dry. Serve with poultry and pork over the next 3-4 years. Clone 95 and 15 fruit fermented, 60% in tank and 40% in barrique to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10-11 months on lees, with approx. 5% of the wine aged in barrel, and 40% of the wine undergoing MLF. 17.5-/20 Jul 2017 RRP $19.99

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