Stoneleigh Chardonnay Marlborough 2011
The wine is lemon straw in colour with vibrant green highlights.The nose has vibrant fruit intensity, with peaches and cream accompanied by intense white fleshed nectarine.There are also nuances of roasted-almond and subtle caramel toffee notes and an underlying ripe citrus backbone all bound together with a well-structured, and well-integrated layering of oak complexity. The palate shows textural weight and balance with a soft, creamy finish.
Golden straw colour and a medium intensity. Well integrated tropical fruit and oak on the nose. Well balanced with good mouthfeel. Fruit and oak on the palate with a lingering finish.
Bouquet is confusing and maybe underwhelming? Possible stone fruits and dry grass. On the palate, things improve considerably - subtle acid and oil combine in a delicate creamy texture while allowing a nice light oak to peek through. Petrol and citrus lingers on in the finish (in a good way). $18 Cdn (on sale)
External Reviews for Stoneleigh Chardonnay Marlborough
Wine Tasting NotesLight straw in color. This wine has a bouquet of peaches and nectarines, with hints of grapefruit citrus, overlaid by sweet toasty oak notes. The palate is soft and creamy. Flavors of stone fruit and citrus dominate, with a laying complexity of toasty mealy oak. The richness is balance by a backbone of acidity leaving the palate with lifted clean fruit flavors.