John Forrest Collection Chardonnay Waitaki Valley 2011
A North Otago Waitaki Chardonnay – my first.
12.5% alc. Pale gold colour.
White peach, vanilla, mealy notes. Suppressed fruit. Distinctive bouquet.
In the glass this is expressing minerality over fruit. Pip fruit flavours. Somewhat flat and soft. A European style of Chardonnay. Some tertiary flavours developing. A dry finish.