Whistling Buoy ‘Kokolo Vineyard’ Canterbury Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 16-Jan-2018
Full, light golden-yellow colour with some depth. The nose is full and softly packed with deep and voluminous aromas of rich, ripe tropical fruit and citrus fruits harmoniously melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak layers and entwined with butterscotch MLF notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and lusciously fruited with up-front flavours of ripe tropical fruits entwined with creamy and nutty oak, and buttery MLF. The mouthfeel is plush with a soft-textured core and line, with bright acidity in support. The flavours carry with some underlying alcoholic drive, leading to a long, buttery finish. This is a rich, plush and up-front Chardonnay with ripe tropical fruit, creamy and nutty oak and plenty of butterscotch MLF flavours. Match with roast pork over the next 3+ years. Fruit WBP and partially indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 14 months in barrel with 10 months on lees and approx. 95% MLF. 17.5-/20 Jan 2018 RRP $32.00

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