Waimea Estates Nelson Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 06-May-2013
Clone 95, 15 and 2/23 fruit from three sites on the Waimea Plains, fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in new and seasoned French oak undergoing batonnage and MLF. Bright straw-yellow colour with light green-gold hues. This has a soft and rich nose with concentrated aromas of ripe citrus fruits, savoury yellow stonefruits and subtle layers of creamy, nutty, buttery barrel-ferment elements intermixed with toast and flinty complexities. Full-bodied, with a concentrated core of ripe citrus and stonefruit flavours, the palate has richness and gentle waves of flavour that unfold, revealing toast, nuts and flint. The mouthfeel is smooth and lush, with creamy barrel-ferment textures, balanced by fine lacy acidity. A little alcohol warmth is present adding a roundness to the sustained and lingering, spicy, oaky finish. This is a concentrated Chardonnay with layers of complex flavours and a gently creamy textured palate. Match with roast pork over the next 4-5 years. 18.5-/20. May 2013 RRP $25.00

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