Cloudy Bay, Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand
Complex aromas of cashew nut, preserved lemon and nectarine. The palate is layered with a bold complexity of ripe fruit flavour and spicy, smoky oak characters.
Cloudy Bay's Chardonnay is complex, crisp and refreshing - medium-bodied with stone fruits and spicy, smokey characteristics.
Fruit for the this vintage of the Cloudy Bay Chardonnay was drawn from vineyard blocks located in sub-regions of Marlborough: Brancott, Fairhall, Ben Morven and Central Wairau Valley. It was aged for 12 months in oak where it gained extra complexity and structure. It is drinking beautifully now.
Cloudy Bay is one of Marlborough's pioneering estates and New Zealand's finest wineries, a real icon with a worldwide reputation. The winery was named after a body of water that Captain James Cook found on his voyage to New Zealand. His discovery coincided with flooding, which washed sediment into the sea giving it an opaque appearance, hence Cloudy Bay.
5 STARS & POTENTIAL CLASSIC (Overall rating) - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines
Complex aromas of cashew nut, preserved lemon and nectarine. The palate is layered with a bold complexity of ripe fruit flavour and spicy, smoky oak characters. The combined texture of fruit density and lees work provides a focal point that is balanced by fresh and firm acidity.