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2016 Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay

All the stylistic benefits of barrel fermentation without the taste of oak - ground-breaking wine from master winemaker Tony Bish!

2016 Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay

All the stylistic benefits of barrel fermentation without the taste of oak - ground-breaking wine from master winemaker Tony Bish!

$36.99

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Elsewhere $39.99
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Raymon Chan 5 Star Wine Orbit 95/100 FWDC 94/100
44% Off

2016 Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay

All the stylistic benefits of barrel fermentation without the taste of oak - ground-breaking wine from master winemaker Tony Bish!

Raymon Chan 5 Star Wine Orbit 95/100 FWDC 94/100

Description

Egg-shaped concrete vessels have become all the rage around the world, we've even seen them taking over the barrel hall at Chateau Pontet Canet in Pauillac. Their winemaking appeal is obvious, since their convection currents cause the lees to stay in suspension in the wine, creating interesting textural characters in the wine. Tony Bish is one of the rare few in New Zealand to work on them with Chardonnay, the wine making up 88% of this blend, with two barrels of Chardonnay to impart a little bit of oak flavour (old habits die hard). 100% Mendoza clone Chardonnay with around 80% going through MLF, it's a rich, textural and highly individual wine that deserves the attention of every serious Chardonnay lover (regardless of style preference).

Smells

Primarily biscuity, nutty less influence and the classic ripe tropical fruit aromas of Mendoza Chardonnay.

Tastes

Rich and very textured, with nutty, biscuity, creamy notes and the merest hint of oak. Fantastically pure fruit with a distinctive nutty edge, it's an amazing wine whichever way you look at it. Drink between now and 2023 (perhaps longer... we're not quite sure how this wine will age!)

BrandTony Bish Wines

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalChardonnay

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.0%

Vintage2016

CountryNew Zealand

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