Mudbrick ‘Reserve’ Waiheke Island Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 03-Jul-2016
Bright, even, green-hued pale-straw-yellow colour, lighter edged. The nose is elegantly presented with intense and tightly bound aroma of yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits and melons, along with subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak notes and hints of flinty lees. Medium-bodied and finely proportioned, the palate features tightly concentrated and intense flavours of sweetly rich citrus and yellow stonefruits enhanced by creamy and nutty oak, and complexed by lees nuances. The palate has a fine-grained, textured line with vigour and linearity. The acidity is balanced and provides energy a the wine carries to a long, lingering, tightly bound finish of nuts, flint and toast. This is a finely proportioned, rich and intense Chardonnay with sweet fruit, creamy textures and real linearity. Match with roast pork dishes over the next 5 years. Fruit from ‘Shepherds Point’, ‘Hawkes Cres’ and ‘Mudbrick’ sites, WBP to barrel and fully barrel-fermented by indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc. and 2.95 g/L RS, the wine aged 9 months in 36% new French oak barriques with 100% MLF. 280 cases made. 18.5+/20 Jul 2016 RRP $48.00

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