PEGASUS BAY CHARDONNAY 2015

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Brand new release of this highly sort after Waipara Chardonnay. 2015 was an growing ideal season, but crops were very low, resulting in only limited availability. With this 2015, we think Pegasus Bay have raised the bar on what Waipara Chardonnay can achieve. Get in quick to save any disappointment of missing out!
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"2015 was an ideal grape growing season with a warm summer and a long lingering dry autumn. Low crop levels have given this wine extra concentration. On release the wine light lemon/straw colour. The aromas and flavours suggest citrus fruits, apricot, yellow fleshed peach and mango with complexing savoury overtones of oatmeal, toast, grilled mushrooms and vanilla pod. It is powerful and creamy on the palate but an underlying spine of natural minerality and acidity keep it tight and focused and help draw out the lingering after flavours."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"​Strapping yet delicate, richly flavoured yet subtle, this sophisticated North Canterbury wine is one of the country's best Chardonnays grown south of Marlborough. Muscular and taut, it typically offers a seamless array of fresh, crisp, citrusy, biscuity, complex flavours and great concentration and length. Estate-grown at Waipara, it is based on ungrafted, Mendoza-clone vines (about 30 years old) and given lengthy oak aging (the 2015 was fermented and lees-aged for 18 months in French oak puncheons, 30 per cent new.) The outstanding 2015 vintage is light lemon/green, with a fragrant, youthful bouquet. Weighty, sweet-fruited and smooth, it has very generous, peachy, mealy, slightly buttery and spicy flavours, and a long, dry, savoury, seamless finish. Drink now or cellar."
92/100 Cameron Douglas MS, June 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"A powerful bouquet led by aromas of oak with caramel and burnt butter, oak spices of vanilla and clove, a brazil nut toastiness then stone fruits of peach and nectarine, overall quite complex, but also quite loud. On the palate - quite intense, creamy, fruity and nutty, peach and nectarine flavours, loads of spicy butterscotch and raw brown sugar oak, fine oak tannins, medium+ acidity, full-bodied and quite 'full-on'. A powerhouse wine that will feed the enthusiasm of many chardonnay fans. Drink now and through 2025."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, March 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Bright, light golden-green hued straw-yellow colour, paler on the rim. The nose is full and elegantly deep, possessing a complex amalgam of white and yellow stonefruit entwined with very fine nutty and toasty oak and subtle mineral detail and complexing suggestions of flinty and oxidative elements. The aromatics are detailed and very harmoniously integrated. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with an intense heart with flavours of white and yellow stonefruits interwoven with nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment elements, unfolding mineral and oxidative detail. The mouthfeel has fine textures guiding the fruit, and the acidity is refined and refreshingly crisp. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of stonefruits and nuts. This is an intense and complex flavoured Chardonnay with stonefruits and nutty, oxidative flavours on a fine-textured, refreshing palate. Serve with roasted and grilled seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the original ungrafted vines, 30 y.o., hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented in 30% new puncheons to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months on lees with 50% MLF."


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