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Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2011

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Cloudy Bay Vineyards Chardonnay Marlborough 2011

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Cloudy Bay Vineyards:
Cloudy Bay has been the benchmark New Zealand wine, from the iconic New Zealand winemaker Kevin Judd, since its founding in 1985 as one of the first 5 wineries in Marlborough. The ultra-premium wines express the purity and intensity of fruit flavors naturally afforded by the top vineyard sites and maritime climate.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Scented of white peaches green mango and pineapple with nuances of cedar cashews meal and struck match the 2011 Chardonnay has a lively acid line that illuminates the good core of tropical fruit flavor though the oak is still standing out a bit on the palate. It finishes long and toasty. Drink it now to 2016+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Bright fresh fruit-focused Chardonnay with chablis-like minerality and acidity. An interesting departure from the usually broader and more complex Cloudy Bay style perhaps reflecting vintage conditions. Should age fairly well. Bob Campbell MW.

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