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|CHARDONNAY 2007 Marlborough, South Island
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Bright light yellow colour. Intense, rather cedary, spicy, baked lemon nose with some key lime pie notes. Dry, very intense, medium-full bodied, extracty, mouthfilling, key lime pie and lingering buttery brioche flavours with a very slightly sweetish finish. Perhaps a bit over the top with lots of toasty notes balanced by fine acidity. Drink now - at peak. Screwcap closure. Similar to the recommended 2005 (**) was released on May 10, 2008 at $18.75.
||White Table Wine
Complex & Cedary
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
|TASTING NOTE: A consistently attractive, top-value wine. The 2007 vintage, harvested at 23-24 brix, was fermented (mostly with indigenous yeasts) and lees-aged for 10 months in French oak barrels. A fresh, mouthfilling wine with strong grapefruit and stone-fruit flavours, it shows good weight and concentration, with a dry, lingering finish. It's a drink-now or cellaring proposition. Score - **** (out of 5). (Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines, 2009)
||vintages release - October 10, 2009
||249 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Basic
** Very Good