The Prospect Ormond/Patutahi Gisborne Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 20-Jun-2017
Bright, even yellow colour with light golden hues, a little lighter on the edge. This has a fresh, bright and aromatic nose of white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak notes along with hints of MLF. The aromatics are sweetly ripe and also complex with savoury notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate features vibrant and lively white and yellow stonefruit flavours that form a firm and taut core. The palate has layers of subtle nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment detail with hints of flinty lees and subtle lemon-curd MLF elements. The mouthfeel is fresh and lively and fine in concentration, and the wine carries to a long and sustained, firmly bound finish with refined textures. This is a fragrant, finely concentrated Chardonnay with yellow stonefruits and complexing detail on a refined, fresh palate. This will develop greater richness over the next 4+ years. An Indevin wine made by Steve Voysey. Clone 95 and 15 fruit from vines, 11 y.o., from Waihirere heavy silt loam, Kaiti loam clay and Makaraka silt loam soils, pressed with high solids directly to barrel and fermented 13.5% alc., a portion by indigenous yeasts, the wine aged 11 months in 21% new French oak. 18.5+/20 Apr 2017 RRP $27.00 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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