Te Pa - Reserve Chardonnay - Marlborough, New Zealand
Case of 6
A refined, sophisticated expression of single vineyard Marlborough fruit from the St. Leonard's vineyard in the Central Wairau Valley sub-region.
Apple crumble and marzipan notes are supported by primary aromas of lemon, peach and fig with subtle jasmine and citrus blossom florals. Some high-quality oak adds a wisp of smoke and some vanilla, flint, and caramel notes. The palate is beautifully textured, with almond, citrus rind, and spice flavours sprinkled over a core of crème brülée. A subtle oyster shell minerality gives way to a long lingering finish.