Monday, 9 March 2020

Carrick Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Chardonnay 2017

An interesting wine, and compared to the 100% barrel fermented Chardonnay, this is tight and tense.

Spending 18 months in French oak, there's a restrained power evident. Only seven barrels were selected for this release, one of which was 100% new oak. In the mouth it feels a little warm with a lemony drive and persistent white fleshed stonefruit. A respectable length but a wine which I feel will grow with more bottle age.

Drink 2022 to eight years+


Region: Central Otago
RRP: $47
Source: Cellar Door

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