What’s in the glass tonight April 20th

Martinborough Chardonnay 2012

Martinborough Vineyard Chardonnay Martinborough Terrace 2012 – $$$

Pale gold. 13% Alc.

Lovely aromatic quality, all effortless summer stonefruit, butterscotch and citrus.

In the mouth there is balanced fruit, tannin and oak. Minerally and fresh in equal measure, with a gorgeous citrussy finish. Such easy drinking, with fruit weight and elegance. Absolutely perfect. Drink more, people, all of it. Because Chardonnay.

Outstanding 5

BTW Decanter named this top wine of their tasting Chardonnay: The World’s Best (outside Burgundy) in the Mar 2015 issue. Their tasting note echoes mine, but is better expressed: Finely expressed summer fruits nose with hints of lime and apple. Perfectly poised on the palate with a certain raciness and also quite mineral. In balance, with natural fruit, citrussy richness, fine oak and a long finish.

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