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"Dry, textured & enticing" Cameron Douglas, MS

"A harmoniously rich & rounded Chardonnay" Raymond Chan

Delicious with roast chicken & pork dishes

Ma Maison Martinborough Chardonnay 2016

$41.99p/Btl
12 Btls, $503.88 12 Btls, $438.16
Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 18/20 Points Awarded 4 Stars
Ma Maison Martinborough Chardonnay 2016

Ma Maison Martinborough Chardonnay 2016

Softly full with good depth and density of ripe, savoury yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits and mealy elements...
$41.99p/Btl
12 Btls, $503.88 12 Btls, $438.16

Description

"Balanced, even, and familiar bouquet of both Chardonnay and sense of place. Aromas of silty mineral laden soils, vanilla scents of oak and lees then stone fruits and apple. Dry, textured and enticing on the palate with flavours of tree fruits and citrus then wood spices and lees. The minerality mentioned above is persistent through the taste experience as is the oak. A nut-like flavour on the finish. Well made, intriguing. Drink now and through 2024" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

"Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with gently concentrated and harmoniously melded aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits with notes of tropical fruits and citrus fruit, along with an amalgam of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and sweet flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruit harmoniously entwined with creamy barrel-ferment and subtle nutty oak elements. The palate is rounded and mouthfilling and the wine flows smoothly along a fine-textured line with fresh, lacy acidity in the background. The palate possesses a rich, rounded and well-packed heart and line to carries to a lingering finish. This is a harmoniously rich and rounded Chardonnay with flavours of ripe stonefruits, creamy barrel-ferment and nutty notes. Match with roasted poultry and pork over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones Mendoza, 5 and 15, vines up to 24 y.o., WBP and fully barrel-fermented, approx. 50% by indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in seasoned oak with minimal batonnage and 20% MLF" Raymond Chan, Apr 2018

The nose is softly full with good depth and density of ripe, savoury yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits and mealy elements, along with subtle nutty, leesy notes, the oaking discrete and balanced. Medium-bodied, the palate has a core of savoury yellow stonefruits with a layering of citrus fruit, and mealy and nutty elements. The mouthfeel is fresh and crisp with lacy acidity, and the wine flows along a soft, textural line with good depth and presence.. The wine carries to a gently full and lingering finish of stonefruits and nuts. This is a savoury yellow stonefruited Chardonnay with good depth and presence and a fresh, underlying mouthfeel. Aged 11 months on lees in seasoned French oak barriques, with no MLF

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Cork

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Alcohol

13.5%

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NZ $8.00

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NA

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