Villa Maria Keltern Chardonnay 2017

Hawkes Bay
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£24.50 per bottle
43 in stock

97 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The nose offers swathes of complexity, coupled with reductive flinty notes. Lemon oil in abundance which I love. The wine is broad on the palate, concentrated and fans out magnificently with a fine border of acidity. Weighty, nutty and the waxy expression is very appealing and not at all heavy. Sweet stone fruits complement the savoury edge – Zips of lemon and lime acidity delight. Unashamedly ripe and struts its stuff with much confidence. Moreish and mouth-watering. Has cellaring potential but has immediate appeal. Served with Zalto Bordeaux glassware and Queen’s Somebody to Love played at full blast. Fermented with 100% wild, indigenous yeast and fermented in French Barriques of which 27% were new with the balance 1 and 2 years old. It was then matured for 10 months in barriques.”

97 Points - Magdalena Sienkiewicz "The 2017 lives up to its reputation and it shows immediately on the nose which is complex and simply exquisite. Rich aromas of nectarines and citrus are complemented by elegant minerality and a whiff of nougat. The flavours are equally enticing and show terrific balance without compromising its generous character. Exceptional concentration is beautifully enhanced by refined and focused texture. This is utterly sublime and long on class. The structure will allow graceful ageing however, it is simply irresistible today – especially at such a ridiculous price. Fill your fridge and find a good hiding place for extra cases too."

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97 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The nose offers swathes of complexity, coupled with reductive flinty notes. Lemon oil in abundance which I love. The wine is broad on the palate, concentrated and fans out magnificently with a fine border of acidity. Weighty, nutty and the waxy expression is very appealing and not at all heavy. Sweet stone fruits complement the savoury edge – Zips of lemon and lime acidity delight. Unashamedly ripe and struts its stuff with much confidence. Moreish and mouth-watering. Has cellaring potential but has immediate appeal. Served with Zalto Bordeaux glassware and Queen’s Somebody to Love played at full blast. Fermented with 100% wild, indigenous yeast and fermented in French Barriques of which 27% were new with the balance 1 and 2 years old. It was then matured for 10 months in barriques.”

97 Points - Magdalena Sienkiewicz "The 2017 lives up to its reputation and it shows immediately on the nose which is complex and simply exquisite. Rich aromas of nectarines and citrus are complemented by elegant minerality and a whiff of nougat. The flavours are equally enticing and show terrific balance without compromising its generous character. Exceptional concentration is beautifully enhanced by refined and focused texture. This is utterly sublime and long on class. The structure will allow graceful ageing however, it is simply irresistible today – especially at such a ridiculous price. Fill your fridge and find a good hiding place for extra cases too."

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Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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