Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nautilus Chardonnay 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

This wine is made with 100% Chardonnay grapes with maturation taking place in French oak (20% new) and alcohol comes in at 14%.

This wine opened up with aromas of grapefruit, apple, pear, pineapple, vanilla and mineral notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, slightly creamy with flavours of citrus and tree fruit, crisp, refreshing acidity and a long, lively and very pleasant finish. What a lovely cool-climate wine, with a great deal of elegance and finesse. Best Chardonnay I have enjoyed this year by far, strongly recommended. Score 92 points.
Purchased July 20, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (657569) at $24.95

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