Pale straw coloured with green hues. A complex aroma of lemon curd, fresh nutmeg, baked peach and yellow nectarine greet the nose. The palate is rich and generous with ripe stone fruit characters and nutty oak complexity, leading to a fine lingering finish with a citrus zest aftertaste.
Lifted complex aromas with hazelnut, cashew, citrus blossom, fig and white nectarine. Very layered and multi-faceted. Very smooth entry with beautiful silky texture enshrouded with fine and persistent citrus acidity. The medley of aromas flows to the palate with nutty complexity, fig and citrus peel charactors. Very long and elegant.
Smooth, creamy and simply melts in your mouth. The beautifully integrated toasty oak results in flavours of brioche and vanilla, while still enabling the delightful ripe stone fruit characters to shine through.
Shingle Peak Chardonnay Vibrant green in colour, the nose is fresh with lime juice cordial, white peach and hints of subtle creamy French oak. The palate is crisp and fresh, lime and honey dew melon linger, intertwined with well integrated oak and defined acidity that gives structure and length.
Golden straw in colour with great clarity, the nose displays musky melon characteristics restrained by toasty oak notes and a hint of nashi pear. The palate provides terrific balance with crisp citric acidity opening out into fresh fruity characteristics of peach and nectarine.
Sileni Cellar Selection HB Chardonnay 2010
The Cellar Selection Chardonnay has citrus and nectarine flavours backed up with sweet oak and lees stirred complexity. It is made in an early drinking style, but will comfortably cellar for the next 2-3 years.
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues at the heart, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and well-concentrated with complex, harmoniously layered aromas of ripe, yellow stonefruits, savoury mealy and nutty elements integrated with creamy barrel-ferment and MLF waves, and some funky smoke nuances. Medium-bodied, the palate is softly concentrated with interwoven and complex flavours of ripe, yellow stonefruits, savoury mealy, nutty notes, creamy oak and buttery elements with smoky detail. The mouthfeel is smooth and seamless, underlined by very fine textures, the acidity soft and integrated. This has a positive core that carries to a long nutty, mealy and nutty finish. This is a softly concentrated, harmoniously layered Chardonnay with complex flavours of savoury stonefruits, nutty oak and funky, smoky detail. Match with tapas, poultry and pork dishes over the next 3-4 years.
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