Sunday, 12 May 2013

Spade Oak

Spade Oak Blanc de Blancs (RD) Gisborne 2009 12.5%
N & P: Displays a New World bouquet of stonefruit and grapefruit followed by a mild autolysis and complexity. 

Palate matches nose with a strong chardonnay component at first with stonefruit then citrus – lemon and grapefruit – flavours. Quite an explosive bubble that  dissipates just as quickly leaving a fruit residue. Overall, very nice.
4 Stars – cork difficult to remove!

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