Mount Riley Chardonnay 2011 Wine Review

Mount Riley Chardonnay 2011
Mount Riley Chardonnay 2011
Mount Riley Chardonnay 2011
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 32318

Price: $17.95
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2013-2016
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Mount Riley
Agent: Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits
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Natalie's Score: 89/100

Very pretty and satisfying with lovely vibrant aromas and flavours of green apple sunshine. Medium- to full-bodied with mouth-watering acidity. Perfect for roast chicken.

Chardonnay food pairings: seafood salad, sautéed scallops.

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This was reviewed April 27, 2013 by

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Joe Hache Opimian Society rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Not a big fan of Chardonnay's as they are usually quite oaky, I was plesantly surprised with this New Zealand offering. It was only lightly oaked and to me this allows the chardonnay flavor to shine through. It had wonderful citrus aromas and a wonderful intensity on the palate. Being lightly oaked gave it a smooth chrisp finish without the (in my opinion) overbearing buttery finish of a more heavily oaked chard. We had this with Salmon and it paired perfectly.
Aromas of apple, pear, white peach and citrus. The palate is very fresh and nervy, with a very light mouthfeel that runs wonderfully counter to expectation, but in a rewarding and satisfying way. Refreshing and crisp. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, March 2013

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