Producer: Jules Taylor

Variety: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2014

Region: Gisborne

RRP: $23

ABV: 14%

 

APPEARANCE

  • Clarity: Clear
  • Intensity: Pale
  • Colour: Lemon
  • Other observations: Thin and watery rim

NOSE

  • Condition: Clean
  • Intensity: Medium (-)
  • Aroma characteristics:

Fruity up-front with fresh stone-fruits - peach & nectarine - building to tropical notes of melon and pineapple. Light toasty oak notes and subtle vanilla and nutty characteristics.

  • Development: This wine is developing

PALATE

  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Alcohhol: Medium
  • Body: Medium
  • Flavour intensity: Medium (+)
  • Flavour characteristics:

More citrus fruit than on the nose withlemon, grapefruit and candied lemon peel, peach notes develop slowly and are balanced with subtle french oak characteristics - grilled nuts and toasty notes.  As the wine warms up tropical notes become more prominent with pineapple, melon and banana in the background.

  • Other observations: This wine is well balanced and very well made, the acidity balances the sweet fruit characteristics and the finish is lingering and delicious.
  • Finish: Medium (+)

CONCLUSIONS

  • Quality level: Very good
  • Level of readiness: Drink now but has potential for aging.

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