Yealands State of Flux Chardonnay 2019, Marlborough

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 17-Apr-2021
Bright, pale yellow-gold with some depth, even colour throughout. The nose is soft and delicate, nuances of stonefruit, pear melded with floral fragrance and a hint of gingery spice. Medium-full bodied, aromas of lemon sherbet, pear and peach entwined with creamy custard, elegant floral and subtle spices. The wine shows the purity of fruit, delicate spices and floral without makeup beautifully; a persistent acid line flows with good energy and supple mineral to a lengthy, crunchy, elegant finish. The texture of this wine is alluring, creamy but not cloying; the lightly chalky mouthfeel left me wanting to go back for more. This is an elegant, minerally Chardonnay with pure fruit and delicate features on a smooth, chalky palate. Match with blue cod tempura and crayfish ravioli over the next 5 years. Handpicked from 25-year-old vines in Awatere Valley, fermented and aged in concrete egg for 11 months. 13% alc, vegan friendly. 19-/20 pts (95 pts) Apr 2021 RRP $39.99

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