Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 15-Jan-2013
Clone 6 and Mendoza fruit from 17 y.o. vines fermented in tank and barrel to 13.1% alc., the wine aged on lees 12 months. Bright straw-yellow colour with hints of gold, pale on rim. The nose is softly full with gentle aromas of yellow stonefruits and savoury citrus fruit intermixed with subtle layers of meal, nut and flinty minerals. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of savoury citrus fruits and flint flow smoothly through the palate. This has good weight, and the mouthfeel is soft and harmonious. Mealy elements and minerals become enlivened with lacy acidity becoming a feature on the fine, moderately sustained finish. This is a soft, gentle and harmonious Chardonnay with restrained, savoury citrus fruit flavours. Serve with poultry and pork over the next 3-4 years. 17.5/20 Jan 2013 RRP $29.99

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