The Landing Bay of Islands Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 26-Sep-2017
Bright, even, yellow colour with lemon-green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is full with aromas of fresh and ripe citrus fruit and yellow stonefruits entwined with nutty oak at the core, unveiling soft and subtle creamy barrel-ferment notes. The aromatics possess intensity and good freshness. Medium-full bodied, the palate has an elegantly concentrated heart of yellow stonefruit intermixed with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty complexity. The mouthfeel is fresh with excellent clarity, the palate with finesse, good acid cut, and drive. This has linearity, carrying the flavours of stonefruits, citrus fruits and nuts to a long and sustained finish. This is a fresh and bright citrussy Chardonnay with fine oaking and a bright, lively mouthfeel. Serve with seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 5+ years. Fruit WBP and barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in French oak barriques, on lees with approx. 85% MLF. 18.5/20 Sep 2017 RRP $39.95

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