Ma Maison Chardonnay 2016
$39.90 inc. GST
92/100 – Cameron Douglas MS
18.0/20 – Raymond Chan
“Balanced, even, and familiar bouquet of both Chardonnay and sense of place. Aromas of silty mineral laden soils, vanilla scents of oak and lees then stone fruits and apple. Dry, textured and enticing on the palate with flavours of tree fruits and citrus then wood spices and lees. The minerality mentioned above is persistent through the taste experience as is the oak. A nut-like flavour on the finish. Well made, intriguing. Drink now and through 2024.” – Cameron Douglas MS
“Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and sweet flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruit harmoniously entwined with creamy barrel-ferment and subtle nutty oak elements. The palate is rounded and mouthfilling and the wine flows smoothly along a fine-textured line with fresh, lacy acidity in the background. The palate possesses a rich, rounded and well-packed heart and line to carries to a lingering finish.” – Raymond Chan
Tasting Note: The nose is softly full with good depth and density of ripe, savoury yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits and mealy elements, along with subtle nutty, leesy notes, the oaking discrete and balanced. Medium-bodied, the palate has a core of savoury yellow stonefruits with a layering of citrus fruit, and mealy and nutty elements. The mouthfeel is fresh and crisp with lacy acidity, and the wine flows along a soft, textural line with good depth and presence.. The wine carries to a gently full and lingering finish of stonefruits and nuts. This is a savoury yellow stonefruited Chardonnay with good depth and presence and a fresh, underlying mouthfeel. Aged 11 months on lees in seasoned French oak barriques, with no MLF.
Alcohol Volume: 13.5%
Region: Martinborough, New Zealand
This wine is not COLA approved and shipment to the US may be delayed. We will be in touch to confirm a time frame.