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FROMM CLAYVIN VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2016

95 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim
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Organic
  • Closure: Cork
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay
  • Natural: Organic

$69.99 $62.99 elsewhere $69.99

Regions : Marlborough

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"​This 2016 opens with a nice kick of generous ripe citrus fruit, flintstone minerality and a suggestion of brioche savouriness, but the wine’s true essence is its subtlety and elegance. The palate shows both substance and finesse with a moreish texture. The wine’s fruit weight coexists with tight tension and balancing acidity. If oysters are within reach, you’ll be a happy person indeed."


5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"An exquisitely styled chardonnay; the delicately lifted bouquet shows white flesh stone fruit, lemon peel, oatmeal and jasmine aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is tightly structured and finely textured. The wine is beautifully restrained and harmonious with a terrific persistent finish. At its best: 2019 to 2026."


5 Stars & 19.0/20 (95) Raymond Chan, June 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright, light yellow colour with some depth, paler on the edge. The nose is taut with tightly bound aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, entwined with citrus fruit elements, along with subtle nutty notes, a suggestion of creamy barrel-ferment, unfolding floral and mineral elements. This possesses aromatic purity and clarity. Medium-full bodied, the palate has impressive presence, depth and weight, the flavours restrained and stylish in expression, showing white and yellow stonefruits along with citrus elements and a delicate array of nutty notes. The mouthfeel is rounded with a creamy unctuousness which is balanced by crisp acidity. This has excellent flow and linearity, and blossoms with an ethereal range of stonefruit nutty and floral flavours as it carries to a long, lingering finish of great clarity. This is a taut, but rich Chardonnay with stylishly subtle stonefruit and nutty flavours on a refreshingly crisp palate in the Corton-Charlemagne mould. This will develop over the next 5-7+ years. Serve with seafood and poultry. Mendoza clone fruit from the ‘Clayvin’ vineyard, Brancott, vines 20 y.o. and close-planted at 5,000 vines per ha, fully indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 3 y.o. oak with lowest toast, on fine lees with 100% MLF. Certified BioGro organic. 3 barrels made."


94/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Saline, nutty, yellow fruit, but quiet, intense acidity, then a burst of flavour, chalky texture, some wild and edgy almost kombucha tang on the finish. Individual and packed with charm, and interest."

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