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Dry River Chardonnay 2013

Martinborough, New Zealand

Dry River Chardonnay 2013

Martinborough, New Zealand
18.5/20
5 stars
Limited stocks

FIVE STARS 18.5/20 Raymond Chan

Limited release, fine Martinborough Chardonnay from one of New Zealand's premier producers. 

The winery writes "We saw a noteworthy consistent growing and ripening performance of the Chardonnay vines in the vineyard this season, culminating in a uniform ripeness. The wine shows a light golden colour with a hay-green hue. The dominant stonefruit character on the nose is white peach supported by golden delicious apple. The slow ripening process in the autumn has produced a friendly and approachable wine showing a remarkable coherence of rich floral aromas of acacia and white clover. On the palate the immediate density and mid-palate weight of the fine phenolics is striking. Powerful and energetic fruit on the mid palate is characterised by hints of lemon and fresh coconut flesh, likely from the oak, laced with almonds and macadamia nuts. The fermentation and subsequent maturation in French oak with light lees stirring has brought a graceful texture and viscosity which is tailed by an electric acidity stretching the palate into a linear shape adding length and giving rise to an intense mineral finish. We expect this wine will cellar well for the first five years, but will give heightened pleasure for those willing to cellar for longer."

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This aged wine was purchased from a private client. It has been cellared correctly and is in good condition but may have some small label scuffs. Please note that we have no reason to expect that this wine is in anything other than pristine condition but we are unable to accept returns on this product for any reason. RRP has been set to represent current auction value for this aged wine.
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  • $69.00
    case rate (12) or mixed case of 12
$69.00 per bottle
elsewhere $75.00
Savings
$72
Per case
8%
Discount
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Description

Raymond Chan writes "The bouquet is one of delicacy and finesse, with aromas of white stonefruits, citrus fruit and white florals, interwoven with subtle flinty mineral nuances and nutty elements. A little oak toastiness emerges in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of stonefruits, nuts and florals are tightly bound, forming an elegant, positive core. The mouthfeel is dry with refined extraction and textures enhanced by pin-point acidity. The wine has an elegant line, carrying the subtle flavours of stonefruit and nuts to a sustained and nuanced finish. This is an elegant and nuanced Chardonnay with delicacy and freshness, and subtle complexities that will intensify over the next 5-6 years".

Stock Level 6 bottles
Volume (ml) 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5
Seal Type Cork
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