Villa Maria Library Release Chardonnay 2010
Medium gold. Quite bold on the nose with a little reductive wild yeast character that sends quivers of delight down a chardonnay lover’s spine. Beautifully savoury in the mouth with fine grapefruit-like acidity and an elegant, silky flow. There’s a funky mealiness to the flavour with nougat, macadamia nuts, fresh fig and wonderful chardonnay vinosity. Tightly structured to start but it expands beautifully in the mouth to seduce with very sip and totally belies it six years of age. Gold Easter Show. Gold AirNZ. Gold Hawkes Bay.