Askerne Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017 4 Stars

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017 4 Stars

Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, paler edged. The nose is softly full with moderately deep aromas of yellow stonefruits entwined with notes of flinty, minerally lees and some sweet, nutty oak. Creamy barrel-ferment and savoury mealy layers unfold to add richness. Medium-bodied, the palate is rich and rounded with plush flavours of savoury yellow stonefruits along with mealy notes, subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak. The flavours are balanced and integrated and show good mouthfeel and presence. Light acidity provides freshness and tension as the wine flows to a soft finish. This is a rich and plush, integrated Chardonnay with stonefruit, nutty and mineral notes with good mouthfeel and weight. Match with roasted pork over the next 4 years. Clones Mendoza, 15, 95 and 6, fully barrel-fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc., the wine aged approx. 10 months in 35% new oak, undergoing 100% MLF. 18.0-/20 Jun 2018 RRP $22.90



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