Testify by Daniel Brennan Chardonnay 2020, Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 10-Feb-2022
Bright, pale lemon with depth, even colour throughout. The nose is softly full, elegantly presented aromas of lemon peel, grapefruit, peach, spice, creaminess and a light toastiness. Medium-bodied, soft palate carries expressive aromas of grapefruit, lemon curd, peach, enriched by spices and roasted chestnut. The mouthfeel is lightly creamy with an amalgam of spice and stony texture, acid tension focused and lingered to a radiant, elegant finish. This elegant Chardonnay with a citrus core and spice entwined with well-portioned toastiness and acid tension. Match with creamy garlic prawns and kingfish crudo over the next 5-7 years. Clone 15 Chardonnay from Te Awanga subregion, handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented in a range of new, 1yr and old barriques and puncheons with moderately heavy solids to 13% alc, lees stirred and went through MLF. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Feb 2022 RRP $45

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