Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2018
|REGION||Marlborough, New Zealand|
Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay was one of the first five wine makers to venture into Marlborough. Chardonnay, the widespread international aromatic grape variety, has proudly been part of the portfolio since 1986.
Senior Winemaker, Tim Heath said of this deliciously savoury Chardonnay: "Impressive in its youth, this is a wine to watch". Powerful & exotic, their Chardonnay is an embodiment of the artistry & the craft of Cloudy Bay. The palate structure is mouthfilling yet balanced with fresh acidity giving the wine shape & focus.
Immediately appealing and expressive, the Chardonnay reveals layers of attractive ripe orchard fruits and ripe peach on the nose, frame by subtle spice and gentle notes of roasted hazelnut.
The palate shows a vibrant freshness, perfectly balancing the rounded nectarine and greengage fruit core. Intense and concentrated, with a long finish of juicy stone fruit and citrus florals.