GEN-Y COLLECTION

Jonny Chardonnay 2015

Variety

100% Chardonnay

Region

Marlborough

Winemaker

Dave Clouston

Bottling date

November 2016

Technical analysis

Alcohol: 13%

Winemaker's notes

Golden straw in colour, this elegant Chardonnay has a complex nose with layers of stone fruit, citrus and roasted white nuts. The palate is richly textured with layers of apricot mingled with creamy vanillin oak notes. The juicy acidity gives this wine focus with a lingering finish

Reviews

Bright, light straw-yellow colour, pale edged. The nose is softly full and up-front with accessible aromas of ripe citrus and yellow stonefruits harmoniously interwoven with creamy and nutty oak, and layers of butterscotch MLF. Medium-bodied, the palate has mouthfilling flavours of ripe citrus fruits melded with nutty and toasty oak, along with plenty of butterscotch notes. The mouthfeel balances richness and presence with fresh acidity, and the wine carries to an elegant, lingering finish of toast and butterscotch. This is an up-front, accessible Chardonnay with rich citrus fruit, toasty oak and butterscotch flavours and balancing freshness.
17.5 out of 20 points

RAYMOND CHAN

A delectable chardonnay, the instantly appealing bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, cedar and vanilla characters with subtle butterscotch complexity. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted with rounded mouthfeel and creamy texture, brilliantly framed by perfectly pitched acidity. It is elegantly opulent and hugely attractive.
93 points

SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT