Rockburn Central Otago Chardonnay '09
15-18% New barrel, 100% MLF
This wine has a very attractive bouquet with an earthy/mineral quality (schist) that is superbly balanced with carefully selected fruit flavor and intensity. The balance between fruit, acid and use of oak is a credit to its wine maker - just the right measure of tension on the palate combined with a playful texture leads into a long and individual finish. Great balance and well executed wine.