Pyramid Valley Lion’s Tooth Chardonnay 2013

$195.00 inc. GST

96/100 – Bob Campbell MW
95/100 – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

“This is at the top of its game. Faint cashew and light honey scents with florals, whiff of ferns, slosh of stone fruit. Superb texture, a real feature of this wine, offering a core of flint-flecked minerality painted with a light glossy coat. Long in flavour, bright in chardonnay flavour, gentle limey acidity that finishes the wine in a breathy tang. Pure and full of energy, but with a come hither feel. It’s just so wonderful to drink.” – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

“Intensely flavoured chardonnay, with a mix of stone fruit, ginger, spice and savoury flavours that are difficult to identify and describe. The overall impression is one of power and very impressive complexity. A richly-textured wine, with an incredibly lengthy finish. Highly individual wine.” – Bob Campbell MW

Tasting Note: Brilliant, pale platinum gold. Youthfully closed at first pour, but opening with intense and diverse aromas, ranging from wet slate minerality, to Granny Smith apples, Meyer lemon, and juicy nectarine, backed by enticing empyreumatics. A chalky mouthfeel and broad shouldered body, work towards creating a synergy to be reckoned with. Power and vivacity are complemented by ongoing length, like an arm reaching out and pulling you back in for more.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Chardonnay

Region: Waikari Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand

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