Stoneleigh Chardonnay 2011, Marlborough

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Marlborough, New Zealand

$9.95 (288795)

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A bold, complex chardonnay that tips onto the wild side, with some acetic tang on the finish. Intense, burgundian nose of peat smoke, cashews, dried pear and lemon peel. Medium-full bodied, with some sweetness balanced by slightly sour acidity. Excellent length.
87 pts
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Critic Reviews (2)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a complex cool climate chardonnay with aromas of baked apple with smoke, lemon, cheese and nutty tones. The...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is fresh, slender yet still nicely creamy chardonnay with fairly complex, subtle integration of oak spice,...

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Community Reviews (1)

Gary Killops
Gary Killops

A nice balance of fruit, malo, and oak treatment resulting in a complex chardonnay with a nice long and lingering finish.

Pear and apple fruit notes, the malo fermentation adds a nice buttery taste and hints of smoke from the oak all work together in this wine.

Very tasty!

(tasted March 20th, 2012)

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