VIDAL LEGACY CHARDONNAY 2015

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Gold Medal - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017
Winery Notes (2015 Vintage)
"2015 has produced exceptional Chardonnay. The Cooler than normal start to the season delayed ripening allowing the slow accumulation of flavour and retention of natural acidity. A wine encapsulating concentration and restraint. Citrus/grapefruit, roasted nuts and fragrant flinty aromatics combine on a finely styled, textured and seamless palate. Distinctive and age worthy."
5 Stars & 97/100 Bob Campbell MW, July 2016 (2015 Vintage)​
"Rich, intense, yet silken chardonnay with a seductive mix of ripe tree fruit, peach, nectarine and savoury nut and bran biscuit flavours. The wines outstanding feature is an ethereal texture and very lengthy finish. A powerhouse clothed in a featherbed jacket. A seriously good chardonnay that will age well but is irresistible now"
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"​The 2015 vintage of Vidal's flagship Chardonnay was grown in the Lyons and Kokako vineyards, hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques (45 per cent new). Light lemon/green, it has a fragrant, smoky bouquet, with a hint of 'struck match'. Mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, it has lovely, pure citrus and stone-fruit flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth. A complex, harmonious wine, subtle and lingering, it should flourish with cellaring."
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"The signature style of this exceptional wine continues with this latest offering. Powerful aromas of flint and grapefruit combined with elegant stone fruit, lemon peel and cedar on the nose. The palate is concentrated and focused with superb mid palate weight and fine texture, brilliantly structured by firm acidity. Love the fruit purity with engaging gun smoke complexity, the wine offers wonderful balance and poise, and finishes extremely long and linear. At its best: 2016 to 2025."
5 Stars & 19.5-/20 Raymond Chan, June 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale lemon-green hues, light on the rim. The nose is refined and tightly bound with intense and penetrating aromas of white stonefruits, minerals, gunflint reductive complexities and nutty lees and oak. The aromatics ae expressed wine beauty and finesse and seamlessly interwoven, building in depth and concentration with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is bright, lively and refreshing with open and ethereal, mouthfilling, subtle flavours of white stonefruits, citrus fruits, gunflint and nutty layers intermingling with chalky mineral elements. The flavours build to cost the mouth with fine phenolic textures, and the palate is enlivened by bright, brisk and lacy acidity. This flows with vitality and energy and carries to a long, lingering finish of stonefruits, minerals flint and nuts with dry textures. This is a mouthfilling Chardonnay with layers of stonefruits, citrus fruits, gunflint, nuts and minerals, on a racy, textural palate. Match with seafood and mot white meat courses over the next 5-6 years. Clone 15 Chardonnay from the ‘Lyons’ and ‘Kokako’ vineyards, hand-picked, WBP, and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 45% new French oak barriques, undergoing batonnage and partial MLF. 525 dozen made."
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The 2015/2016 growing season has produced a wine encapsulating concentration and restraint. Citrus, pink grapefruit, roasted nuts and fragrant flinty aromatics combine on a finely styled, textured and seamless palate. Showing harmony and complexity this classic Hawkes Bay Chardonnay will continue to age gracefully over time. Distinctive and ageworthy.​"
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"This is seriously good; the engaging bouquet shows white stone fruit, fig, rockmelon and flinty characters with nuances of vanilla and cedar. The palate is superbly concentrated and impressively weighted, while remaining focused and poised, delivering elegant fruit intensity and fine texture, brilliantly structured by bright acidity. Restrained and elegant, the wine promises to develop magnificently. At its best: 2018 to 2024."
5 Stars & 19.0/20 Raymond Chan, July 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"​Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and elegant with harmonious and well balanced aromas of white stonefruits and white florals, with subtle flinty and mineral reductive complexities, and some nutty oak. This is very elegant and exudes finesse, building in intensity and depth with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate features rich, lively and vibrant fruit flavours of white stonefruits, white florals and subtle notes of citrus fruit entwined with refined flint and mineral complexities. The palate is finely concentrated, forming a delicately textured phenolic-threaded line, enlivened by crisp, lacy acidity. The flavours are pristine, showing drive and linearity, leading to an elegant, sustained finish of stonefruits, nutty oak and minerals. This is a fresh, bright, youthfully elegant, but rich and intense, complex-detailed Chardonnay with stonefruit, nutty oak and flinty minerals. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 5+ years. Clone 15 Chardonnay from the ‘Lyons’, ‘Keltern’ and ‘Kokako’ vineyards, hand-picked, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months on lees 43% new French barriques and partial MLF. 28 barriques made."


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