Whistling Buoy Kokolo Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Whistling Buoy Chardonnay 2016

From a single vineyard site in Lyttleton. A bright gold with light greening to the edges, very vibrant in the glass. Upfront on the nose – ripe and full with peach, roast hazelnut and citrus blossom aromas. Medium bodied and sweet fruited – takes a dive into more tropical fruits on the palate – almost an alcoholic fruit punch – with coconut, pineapple, melon and fig.

A crisp but well-integrated acidity provides another lick of citrus, but is balanced with a very creamy, marmalade and lemon curd textural element and deepening flavours. There’s a little sweet vanilla baking spice, popcorn, and some toastiness from the oak influence. It starts to head into a rich, buttery old-school territory towards the end with a deep lushness to the lengthy finish. 91pts.

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