Trinity Hill ‘Black Label’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 31-Mar-2011
This is a top example in a difficult Hawke's Bay vintage for the variety. With fruit sourced from the Gimblett Gravels, Roys Hill and the Maraekakaho areas, this was wild yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged in new and seasoned oak for 10 months, 30% of the wine undergoing MLF. Brilliant straw-yellow with golden hues to the colour, this has an intense and tight nose of stonefruit with mealy, oaky, nutty and minerally complexities. Very refined and stylish on the palate, this has an integrated palate that unfolds layers of flavours. Stonefruit and mealy notes with subtle complexing nutty sulphides which are all the rage at present, all show on this elegant, harmonious, but concentrated wine. This will drink well over the next 4-5+ years. Match with firm seafoods, poultry and pork.  Mar 2011

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