Takapoto Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2020, Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 13-Aug-2023
Bright, even, pale yellow. The nose is full and voluminous, with aromas of struck-match, gunflint, citrus, stonefruit and toasty nuance. Full-bodied, aromas of lemon sherbet, lemon curd intertwined with peach and apricot, unfolding vanilla, gunflint, toasty oak and nutty hints. The fruit is bright and fresh with clarity and acid precision. Toasty oak details and gunflint contribute to the complexity and layers, framing an opulent structure. This youthful Chardonnay is packed with flavours and tension. Match with roasted chestnut stuffed chicken and pork stew over the next 6-8 years. Handpicked fruit from a coastal block, the fruit was pressed directly into barrels, underwent MLF, aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 40% new oak. 13.5% alc. 19-/20 pts (95 pts) Aug 2023 RRP $49.99

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