Stella Bella Chardonnay 2016
Appearance: Brilliant pale lemon with green highlights.
Aroma: The bouquet has a panoply of scents of great intensity and complexity – there is an interplay of the aromatic notes of white flowers, anise and lemon curd with the deeper notes of spicy oak, some yoghurt‐like nuances and a hint of struck match.
Palate: The deft palate shows both restraint and power. Taut citrus, pear and briny/mineral elements build in the mouth and meld perfectly with the savoury, nutty, fine‐grained oak which nevertheless remains unobtrusive. The finish has a pleasant grapefruit‐like tang and the signature length of flavour which shows great persistence. A wine of elegance & finesse.
Food ideas: Moules Marinières, Steamed Scallops & Tiger Prawns with Ginger & Spring Onions, Morning Market Noodles.
Drink: Now to 2021.
Jame Halliday 95 Pts