Cloudy Bay Chardonnay, Marlborough and Central Otago, New Zealand 2016
100% Chardonnay. Barrel fermented and in French oak for 11 months.
A good dry Chardonnay from New Zealand. The nose is immediately fresh and beguiling, with notes of candied lemon, citrus flowers and subtle hints of spice. The palate is rounded in the mouth, with gentle citrus and stone fruit characters, enfolded in layers of crème patissière and hazelnut.