The Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2015 is a complex, full bodied wine with ripe fruit and subtle smoky oak.
The 2015 vintage shows a sense of refinement in its balance due to earlier picking of the grapes (in March) from vines that produce intensely flavoured fruit, and a restrained use of new oak.
On the nose, complex flavours of cashew nut, preserved lemon and nectarine come to the fore. Then, subtle grapferuit and white floral notes reveal themselves. The palate is layered with a bold complexity of ripe fruit flavour and spicy, smoky oak characters.
Excellent as an aperitif, with traditional Chinese flavours or partner with crisp salads and fresh fish dishes.