Stony Bank Marlborough Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Apr-2016
Even, light golden-yellow colour, pale edged. This has a firm, bold and up-front bouquet of savoury citrus and yellow stonefruits melded with mealy and nutty barrel-ferment and toasty oak notes and layers of burnished cream and butterscotch MLF. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses strong and mouthfilling flavours of savoury yellow stonefruits melded with soft, creamy, mealy and nutty, toasty oak, and butterscotch notes. The mouthfeel is rounded in texture, the softness enhanced by integrated acidity. The flavours grow in breadth and depth, and carry to a soft, mellow, nutty and toasty finish. This is a full, bold and rounded, mouthfilling Chardonnay with savoury citrus fruit, and mealy, nutty and toasty oak. Match with grilled and barbecued poultry and pork dishes over the next 3 years. Fruit 70% from Wairau and 30% Southern Valley, 70% barrel-fermented in 20% new oak and 30% tank–fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 8 months on lees with batonnage and 35% MLF. 17.5-/20 Apr 2016 RRP $18.99

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