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Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021, Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 21-Apr-2022
Bright, lemon-gold with depth and a green hue, even colour throughout. This has a lifting, vibrant bouquet with aromas of citrus, pineapple, and blossom entwined with delicate spice and creamy lees elements. Medium-bodied, it has a core of grapefruit and zest, followed by pineapple, hazelnut, buttery shortbread and soft spice. The wine has a taut acid tension, carrying grapefruit and good energy; it circulates flavour seamlessly across a fine-textured, slightly chalky palate. Very elegantly presented and lingering. This charmingly elegant Chardonnay with well-portioned oak details shows good energy, focus and a seamless flow. Match with cod with beurre blanc and pork chop over the next 6-8 years. Mendoza clone, from Bridge Pa Triangle vineyards. Handpicked, 100% barrel-fermented to 14% alc. Aged in seasoned 100% Taransaud French oak barriques, 30% new. Full MLF. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Apr 2022 $35

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