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Two Rivers The Spring Chardonnay 2020, Marlborough

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 22-Nov-2022
Bright, even, pale yellow with a gold hue and some depth. This has a vivacious, full bouquet with aromas of barrel fermentation elements, flint, lightly roasted hazelnut, spice underlying lemon curd and citrus peels. Medium-full bodied, aromas of lemon curd, tangelo and a suggestion of young pineapple, unfolding subtle hazelnut, flint and spice, and wildflower persist to a long finish. The barrel-fermented elements are well-proportioned and elegantly expressed. Tangy acid tension carries fine, chalky minerals and textured phenolics and provides a chewy framework. This vivacious Chardonnay possesses a fine line of tension, complexity and presence. Match with crayfish and poultry over the next 5-8 years. Fruit from Wairau Valley, 30-year-old vines, Mendoza clone, fermented naturally and aged 12-18 months on yeast lees in seasoned French oak barriques and cuves, full MLF. 12.5% alc, unfined, unfiltered, vegan friendly. Further aged in bottles for 12 months before release. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Nov 2022 RRP $55

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