TW ‘Reserve’ Gisborne Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 23-Apr-2017
Full, light golden-yellow colour with some depth. The nose is firm, deep and powerfully presented with full yellow stonefruit and nutty aromas, building in concentration and depth, unveiling creamy oak and MLF nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses rich and sweetly ripe flavours of yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits with subtle nutty and creamy barrel-ferment elements and MLF suggestions. This has layers of flavour underlined buy power, and the palate has opulence. The flavours are fulsome and rounded with good depth, and balanced by integrated acidity. The flavours flow along a very fine-textured line leading to a long, tightly bound finish of stonefruits, tropical fruits and nuts. This is a rich and concentrated, powerful Chardonnay with ripe fruit and complexing oak and MLF detail. It will develop over the next 4 years. From the Tietjen-Witters vineyards on the Golden Slope. Mendoza and clone 15 fruit, the Mendoza 15-30+ y.o., fully barrel-fermented, 30% by indigenous yeasts to 13.8% alc., the wine Aged 10 months 20% new French, American and Hungarian barriques, with batonnage and 65% MLF 18.5/20 Apr 2017 RRP $28.00

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