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Trinity Hill Chardonnay 2021, Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 28-Feb-2022
Bright, pale yellow with some depth, even colour throughout. The nose is soft, gentle aromas of stonefruit, citrus entwined with barrel complexity, spice, a hint of nut and soft butter, along with minerals. Medium-bodied, aromas of apricot, peach and lemon sherbet form a vibrant core, stony minerals, barrel spice flows on a creamy palate with good energy, subtle notes of hazelnut linger on the finish. The fruit shows vibrancy and purity, supported by a focused acid tension; well-portioned creaminess and nutty details contribute to a buoyant flow and linearity. This is an approachable Chardonnay with well-proportioned complexity, acid tension and length. Match with chicken ballotine and fish terrine over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from Gimblett Gravels (50%), Haumoana (37%) and Ohiti (17%), fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and 500-litre French oak puncheons to 13.5% alc, no MLF, rested on lees for 6 months. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Feb 2022 RRP $24.99

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