te Pa Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Nov-2018
Brilliant, light golden-hued yellow colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is elegant in proportion with taut and well-concentrated aromas of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit with a complex core of nutty lees and oak notes, unveiling a little smoke and toast. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and succulently sweet fruit flavours of stonefruit and citrus fruit, along with tropical fruit elements, enriched by creamy barrel-ferment, nutty lees and oak and a little toastiness. The flavours grow in depth and blossom, and the wine flows with good drive and energy along a light-textured line with refreshing acidity leading to a sustained finish. This is a rich-fruited Chardonnay with stonefruit, citrus fruit and tropical fruit flavours complexed by creamy and nutty oak on a refreshing palate. Match with roasted seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Mature Mendoza clone fruit, from ‘St Leonard’s’ vineyard, Wairau Valley, hand-picked, WBP and fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged nearly 10 months on gross lees in 40% new French oak with approx. 50% MLF. 18.5+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $24.95

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