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2009 Rock Ferry Marlborough Chardonnay

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  • $45.00


Region: Rapaura, Wairua Plains, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Winemaker: Allan McWilliams.


"The wine is elegant and refined wine shows discreet power and excellent persistency. The complex bouquet shows stone fruit, almond, brioche, and a hint of vanilla characters. It's beautifully weighted and focused on the palate with creamy texture. The finish is succulent and expansive. Very stylish. At its best: now to 2017. $35.00. 14.5%. Screw cap. Certified organic." - Sam Kim, 91/100 points

"Fruit from ‘The Corners’ vineyard, hand-picked, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in cuve to start, then transferred to barrique for aging and MLF.  14.0% alc.  Bright, even golden straw-yellow colour, paler on rim.  The bouquet is fresh and lively with bright citrus and yellow stonefruit aromas, unfolding to reveal some savour secondary elements.  Waves of nutty, toasty oak emerge, intermixed with creamy, butterscotch MLF and barrel-ferment complexities.  Medium-bodied and elegantly presented, succulent and ripe citrus fruits and stonefruit flavours are harmoniously melded with complexing nutty, toasty oak and buttery elements.  The mouthfeel is creamy and seamless and flows with smoothness and precision.  A little alcoholic power is noticeable, and along with fine acidity, adds to the drive and linearity, leading to a very long, nutty, toasty finish.  This is a seamless and smooth Chardonnay with complex citrus, creamy and toasty flavours." - Raymond Chan, 5/5 stars

"Certified organic by BioGro, the 2010 vintage (4.5*) is a single-vineyard wine with rich, ripe, peachy flavours and a slightly buttery, well-rounded finish. Retasted in late 2013, it's maturing impressively. Mouthfilling (14.5 per cent alcohol) and creamy-textured, it is concentrated and mealy, showing excellent complexity and harmony." - Michael Cooper, 4.5/5 stars