Brancott Estate Letter Series “O” Omaka Chardonnay Marlborough 2015 – $$
Wow this was great! Fragrant, toasty, refined and big! Involved and enveloping nose, with a reductive note (must be a stylistic thing cos I am seeing a bit of this in premium NZ Chardonnay’s). Not that I mind – it adds a veneer of complexity and aromatic intrigue that I like, not to mention a touch of foreign sophistication. Fine wine is as much about marketing as about how it tastes…
And this tasted really good. The reductive notes did not mask the linear and elegant ripe fruit expression of this wine.