Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay 2014

Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay 2014



Very stylish cool climate Chardonnay. Beautiful energy, sweet-fruited with predominant citrus and some grapefruit-like flavours, with a firm mineral backbone and some nice creaminess and toasty, nutty, gunflint notes. 

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19.5/20 Raymond Chan

"Bright, deep, yellow colour with pale gold hues, lighter on edge. This has a full bold and powerful nose with harmoniously packed aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with citrus fruits, nuts and minerals. Complexing smoke, reductive lees and gunflint, toast and oak vanillins emerge to add richness to the core of fruit. Medium-full bodied, the palate features concentrated and intense, fresh white stonefruit and citrus fruit flavours melded with nutty and creamy barrel-ferment elements and complexing mineral and gunflint layers. The fruit and oak sweetness is balanced by fine, crisp acidity and minerality, and the wine flows with tension and linearity to a very long and sustained, fine-textured finish. Match with grilled and roasted seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. 63.5% Mendoza and 36.5% clone 95 fruit from the ‘Dog Point’ vineyard, hand-picked, WBP and barrel-fermented with full solids by indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 15% new French oak, undergoing batonnage and MLF. 19.5/20 Apr 2016 RRP $35.00."