Takutai Nelson Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 12-Apr-2012
Clones Mendoza, 95, 2/23 and 15 from the Waimea Plains stainless-steel fermented with a small portion in oak with high solids to 13.8% alc., the wine given batonnage for several months. Bright, light lemon-hued straw-gold colour, this has a full and broad nose of ripe yellow stonefruits with a complex buttery and flinty amalgam. Full-bodied, the palate is full, plump and packed with ripe stonefruit and citrus flavours along with buttery and savoury, nutty secondary notes. This is up-front and juicy, with excellent breadth, but lively from excellent acidity, which continues to a flinty, nutty finish. This is a flavoursome and interesting Chardonnay with the breadth to match grilled and roasted poultry and pork dishes over the next 3 years. 17.5/20 Apr 2012 RRP $12.50

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