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Hailsham Cellars GBP 16.49 750ml
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Pegasus Bay Chardonnay Waipara 2008

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The wine shows a complex interplay of aromas and flavours. There are the primary elements derived from the fruit, suggesting lemons, limes, green-gages and peaches. These are intertwined with whiffs of wood smoke, barbequed sweet corn and grilled bacon. It has a soft palate entry but then gradually seems to expand in the mouth to become rich and full bodied. A back-bone of minerality and grapefruit-like acidity keep it tight knit and focused, drawing out its length. While ready to drink on release it should develop a range of additional nuances with careful cellaring.

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Editorial Reviews for Pegasus Bay Chardonnay Waipara

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
02/28/2012

This is marked by smoky, tarry, toasty oak on the nose, though it does show nice heirloom apple tones with a touch of orange marmalade. In the mouth, this has nice cut and shows a really compelling blend of creamy marzipan notes and grilled fruit flavors. There’s an attractive sweet/tart thing going on here that is attractive, but the rather aggressive oak returns on the finish with more almond, marzipan notes. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/09/2010

A lot of wood on the nose, to the point of making this smoky and bacon-y though it’s not sweet wood. The fruit takes some time to top the wood but eventually it does reveal notes of green apple preserves with a touch of pineapple as well. On the palate this is lush and very new world, with the obvious oak flavors topped by layers of cream, vanilla, and very ripe fruits. There’s a nice mineral tone and enough acid to maintain freshness, but this does come off as a bit heavy and perhaps too intense. 90pts



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The wine shows a complex interplay of aromas and flavours. There are the primary elements derived from the fruit, suggesting lemons, limes, green-gages and peaches. These are intertwined with whiffs of wood smoke, barbequed sweet corn and grilled bacon. It has a soft palate entry but then gradually seems to expand in the mouth to become rich and full bodied. A back-bone of minerality and grapefruit-like acidity keep it tight knit and focused, drawing out its length. While ready to drink on release it should develop a range of additional nuances with careful cellaring.

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