2013 Auntsfield 'Cob Cottage' Chardonnay Marlborough


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Vinous
"Enticing sulfidey complexity to the musky scents of ripe citrus fruits, minerals and hazelnut; I would have picked this blind as a Burgundy. Fat and sweet, offering a lovely pliant texture and nutty notes of hazelnut and almond. Like the 2014 release, this wine also spent ten months in oak. Boasts lovely salinity, which Ben Cowley attributes to a cool period leading up to the harvest that was particularly constructive for Chardonnay."
- Stephen Tanzer
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