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The Landing Boathouse Chardonnay 2020, Bay Of Islands

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 01-Aug-2022
Bright, pale yellow with depth and a green hue, even colour throughout. The nose is full and generous, with melon, apple and pear aromas interweaving walnut, toasted almond, spice and oyster shell minerals. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly presented, melon, apple and pear aromas enriched by toasty oak elements, nuances of almond and walnut melded with warm butter and spice, and finished with an umami note and oyster shell minerals. The mouthfeel is creamy and broad; fine-textured phenolics and minerals contribute to an elegant line supported by a balanced and fine acid line. This nutty Chardonnay shows harmonious flavours of generous fruit and oak elements, with excellent intensity and a buttery mouthfeel. Match with roasted chicken and pineapple glazed ham over the next 3-5 years. Handpicked, sorted, whole bunch pressed, fermented in barrel with indigenous yeasts, partial MLF. 13.5% alc. 18.5-/20 pts (92 pts) Aug 2022 RRP $29.99

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