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.
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.