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Trinity Hill 125 Gimblett Chardonnay 2020, Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Nov-2021
Bright, pale yellow with a green hue and some depth, even colour throughout. The nose is softly full with subtle power, slowly growing richer as it aerated, greeted with buttery pastry, almonds and flint, underlying ripe stonefruit and spice mix. Full-bodied, harmonious aromas of peach, apricot melded with lemon curd and a hint of floral, unfolding toasted almonds, butterscotch and barrel spice. Toasty, buttery autolysis added complexion and charm. A slightly chalky texture flows with creaminess; lively acid tension brightens the palate, cuts through the creamy veil, and lingers to linearity. This is a harmonious Chardonnay with great complexity and seamless acidity in its youthful. Match with butter-poached crayfish and guinea fowl over the next 10 years. Fruit from Gimblett Gravels, 64% Clone 95, 32% Clone 548 and 4% Clone 15, fermented in new 500-litre French oak puncheons to 14% alc, went through MLF, 12 months on lees. No fining. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Nov 2021 RRP $80

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