West Brook Waimauku Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 06-Nov-2015
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with light green hues, pale edged. This is elegantly concentrated with a subtle array of citrus fruit, stonefruit, mealy and nutty aromas, unfolding layers of complexing gunflint and minerally reduction. This is finely presented and builds in depth with aeration. Medium-bodied and finely concentrated, this palate has a deep core of white stonefruits melded with a mealy and nutty fruit and oak amalgam, unfolding waves of flinty, minerally less complexities. The mouthfeel is refined in its density and concentration with very fine-grained phenolic textures, and enlivened by ripe, soft acidity. The acidity lends energy and tension and carries the wine to a thirst-quenching, elegantly concentrated, long and sustained finish with complex mineral nutty and stonefruited notes. This is a concentrated, finely presented Chardonnay with complex stonefruit and flinty, mineral flavours and a balanced, fresh mouthfeel. Match with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4+ years. Clone 95 and Mendoza fruit from the Waimauku vineyard, hand-picked and fully barrel-fermented to 13.2% alc., the wine aged in 22% new French oak, undergoing batonnage and partial MLF. 18.5-/20 Nov 2015 RRP $30.00

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