Te Mata ‘Elston’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 06-Mar-2018
Bright, light golden-yellow colour. The nose is well-proportioned, opening in breadth and depth to show a tight and intense heart of ripe white and yellow stonefruits with citrus fruit and mealy complexities, unfolding creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak lending a complex layer. The nose has richness and density. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses rich and luscious, vibrant flavours of ripe stonefruits and citrus fruits melded with mealy detail along with nutty oak and subtle nuances of flint. The fruit succulence is balanced by very fine phenolic textures and fresh acidity. The palate has excellent energy and vitality, carrying to a taut, sustained finish. This will develop over the next 5-6+ years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and fully barrel-fermented with solids to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months on lees in 35% new French oak barrels, the wine undergoing 100% MLF. 19.5-/20 Mar 2018 RRP $36.00

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