The Landing Bay of Islands Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 26-Sep-2017
Bright, light golden-hued yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly fresh and full, with deep and concentrated aromas of ripe tropical fruit and citrus fruits, along with savoury mealy notes, creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak elements, unfolding a gentle layering of butterscotch MLF aromas. Medium-full bodied, the palate has good depth of ripe citrus and tropical fruits entwined with yellow stonefruits, complexed by creamy barrel-ferment, nutty oak, savoury mealiness and subtle butterscotch MLF. The mouthfeel is rounded, rich and succulent with some acid liveliness, and the wine carries to a sweet-fruited finish of tropical fruits and nutty oak. This is a ripe, sweet tropical and citrus-fruited Chardonnay with creamy and nutty oak, savoury mealy detail on a rich palate. Match with roast pork over the next 4+ 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. 18.0-/20 Sep 2017 RRP $39.95

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