Te Mata ‘Estate Vineyards’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Mar-2015
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with slight hinys of gold. This is very tightly bound and elegantly proportioned on the nose with fresh aromas of citrus fruit and white stonefruits and lifted yellow floral elements. This combines freshness with nuances of flinty lees and nutty barrel-ferment, and MLF lemon curd. Dry, tight and near austere, the palate features an amalgam of stonefruits, citrus fruits and nuts at the core. Flinty lees and nutty oak emerges providing detail, and some lemon-curd MLF adds a little richness. The palate is fine-textured and cut by crisp acidity leading to a tight, dry finish. This should develop more richness over the next 4+ years. Fruit from the Woodthorpe Terraces, Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills, with portions WBP, barrel-fermented on solids to 13.5% alc., with partial barrel maturation and MLF. 17.0+/20 Mar 2015 RRP $18.00

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