Maui Chardonnay Waipara 2012 13.5%
N: A lighter and more elegant bouquet with generous, yet not intense, stonefruit aromas of peach; pear follows, then apple. The influence of oak is noticeable yet gentle – lightly spiced with a whisper of vanilla. Overall, very nice.
P: A really good palate feel with just enough spice and texture from the oak followed by flavours of peach, pear, quince and apple. I like the persistency in the finish and length. Medium+ acid, dry and well-made.
A sound choice for a BTG programme, entrees and mains.