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2016 Pyramid Valley Sutherland-Till Growers Chardonnay

Affordable Chardonnay from the legendary Pyramid Valley

2016 Pyramid Valley Sutherland-Till Growers Chardonnay

Affordable Chardonnay from the legendary Pyramid Valley

$49.99

per bottle

Elsewhere $55.00
  • Bottle
  • Case (6)
FWD Co. Panel f94
44% Off

2016 Pyramid Valley Sutherland-Till Growers Chardonnay

Affordable Chardonnay from the legendary Pyramid Valley

FWD Co. Panel f94

Description

Pyramid Valley wines only work with truly special vineyards in the Growers Collection, this Sutherland-Till vineyard planted in 1983 by Ivan Sutherland, the legendary viticulturist behind Cloudy Bay and latterly Dog Point. With well over 30 years of vine age to draw on, it's no surprise that this release has hit the ground running, the vineyard the pride and joy these days of Nigel Sowman. Still youthful, it's breath-takingly pure with loads of dry extract from the tiny Mendoza berries, the wine will quite clearly reward those with the patience to cellar it.

Smells

Strikingly pure yellow stonefruit, with inviting nougat, vanilla and brioche, as well as all manner of florals (acacia), spices and subtle herbal notes. Complexity ++

Tastes

Beautiful interaction between the fruit profile and subtle oak influence, a creamy texture and mineral suggestion balanced by a mealy, lees profile and nutty layers. The creamy nougat from the nose comes through on the end, the overall impression as with so many Pyramid Valley wines is of a latent energy and unfined texture. Very delicious and drinkable in its youth, we'd recommend decanting, or simply stash it away in the cellar and come back to it from 2020 onwards.

BrandPyramid Valley

RegionMarlborough

VarietalChardonnay

Size750ml

Alcohol %14.5%

Vintage2016

CountryNew Zealand

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