2012 Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
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A special back-vintage release of one of New Zealand's best Chardonnays. Dog Point make a beautifully layered wine using indigenous yeast and lees aging, with 18 months in mostly old French oak. This old world style has always offered the citric, nutty and mineral focus that few producers have the experience or authenticity to attempt. It has the intensity that Chard drinkers love with the complexity to please any serious white drinker. Aged to perfection!
Elsewhere up to $39.99 $52.99 in mixed 6+ or $58.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable winegrowing experience of Ivan Sutherland and James Healy - both of whom were key players in establishing the quality of Marlborough's Cloudy Bay Vineyard. Their philosophy is total involvement from the vineyard through the winemaking process to marketing regionally distinctive and vineyard expressive wines. Fruit for their wines is sourced from selected vineyard plantings dating back to the late 1970's.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Reasonably weighty Chardonnay with stone fruit/white peach/nectarine, cedar and hazelnut flavours. The wine has a perfect balance of subtle fruit sweetness and lively acidity giving a little tension and helping drive a lengthy finish. Youthful Chardonnay with good potential 29/5/2014."

19-/20 Raymond Chan

"Full light golden colour. The nose is very full and voluminous with a gentle density of white stonefruits and citrus fruits complexed by gunflint lees and minerally reduction, the aromatics balanced and interwoven with harmony. Concentrated and tightly bound on palate, this has intensity of flavour, the fruit and complexing oak and flinty inputs in balance and integrated. The palate has drive and great acid cut, lending freshness and finesse. This will develop well with its elegance, intensity, power and cut. 14.0% alc. and 0.6 g//L RS, 18 months in 15% new French oak. 19.0-/20 Oct 2014 RRP $35.00 Bright, light golden-green hued straw-yellow colour. The bouquet is elegant and exudes finesse with seamlessly interwoven aromas of white stonefruits, gunflint reduction and toasted nuts, all in balance and proportion. Full-bodied, concentrated and intense flavours of white stonefruits and citrus fruit are the feature on palate, with complexing elements of minerals, flint and toasty nuances. The flavours are beautifully integrated, forming a deep, smooth-flowing core with richness and near creamy textures, expressed with stylish restraint. The mouthfeel has vitality and acid tension to balance, and the wine carries the flavours to a very long and sustained finish with stonefruit and mineral notes. This is a smooth, seamless and refined Chardonnay with concentration and flinty complexity. Fruit cropped at 5 tonnes per hectare, indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 15% new French oak with very little batonnage, but 100% MLF. 19.0-/20 Apr 2014 RRP $35.00."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Marlborough
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.00%
Maturity 2014 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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